PAGE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRING TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE
(COUNCIL BLUFFS) A Shenandoah man was sentenced to 150 months in jail for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa, United States District Judge James Gritzner also ordered 49-year-old Michael Thomas Shane to serve a five year term of supervised release following incarceration. On February 3rd, Shane had entered a guilty plea in Federal Court in Council Bluffs to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine from January 2009 to July 17, 2010, in the amount of 500 grams or more.
On July 17, 2010, Shane was found to have an active methamphetamine lab in his residence. Investigation by law enforcement found that Shane had worked over a lengthy period of time with a group of people to gather the items needed to manufacture methamphetamine. Shane would then manufacture, or help others manufacture, methamphetamine at various locations in and around Page County.
The investigation was conducted by the Shenandoah Police Department, Page County Sheriff’s Office, Mills County Sheriff’s Office, the SWIN Task Force, the Page County Attorney’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.