Carroll Man Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges

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October 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa reports a Carroll man was sentenced Tuesday to just over 14-years in prison on Federal drug charges.  37-year old Duane Russell Conroy was sentenced by Judge John A. Jarvey, after Conroy plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 5 grams of actual methamphetamine, and more than 50 grams of a mixture of substance containing methamphetamine. United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt said the Judge also sentenced Conroy to eight years’ supervised release following imprisonment.

Klinefeldt said Conroy admitted that, on November 21, 2010, in Boone, he possessed with intent to distribute approximately two ounces of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. Conroy, who had four prior state convictions for felony drug offenses, discarded the methamphetamine by throwing it out a car window when he realized he was being followed by law enforcement. Law enforcement recovered the methamphetamine, which was packaged for distribution, and Conroy was taken into custody by the Boone Police Department.
The case was investigated by the Central Iowa Drug Task Force, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Boone Police Department, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.