(COUNCIL BLUFFS) A Harlan man was sentenced to prison for manufacturing methamphetamine.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa says 48 year old Jon Monte Rodacker was sentenced to 120 month imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release.
On September 5, 2012, Rodacker pled guilty to a charge of manufacturing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by several law enforcement agencies into the manufacturing of methamphetamine in rural areas in and around Shelby County. The investigation revealed that Rodacker was actively producing methamphetamine from as early as July of 2009, up to March 6, 2012, using pseudoephedrine pills purchased in Iowa and Nebraska.
The investigation was conducted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Harlan Police Department, Iowa State Fire Marshal, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.