Mills Co. man sentenced to 135 Months in prison on meth charge


April 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa reports a Mills County man,  40-year old Adam Michael Blackman, was sentenced Thursday to spend 135 months in jail. United States District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner handed down the 11-year sentence after Blackman was found guilty on a charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine. United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt says Judge Gritzner also ordered Blackman to serve an eight year term of supervised release following incarceration.

On January 9th, 2013, Blackman pled guilty to a charge of manufacturing at least five grams of methamphetamine in Hamburg. The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by several law enforcement agencies into the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine by Blackman. On May 1st, 2012, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office located an active methamphetamine manufacturing operation in an apartment building in Hamburg. Blackman, along with several other people were found at the location of the manufacturing operation. Blackman admitted he was manufacturing methamphetamine when the Fremont County Sheriff’s investigators arrived.

The investigation was conducted by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, the Mills County, Iowa, Sheriff=s Office, Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.