CASS COUNTY RESIDENT SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR CONSPIRING TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE
(ATLANTIC) An Atlantic man was sentenced to 151 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on Thursday.
On February 3rd, Steven Jon Erlacher entered a guilty plea in federal court in Council Bluffs for violating Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, by conspiring to deliver 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine between May of 2010 to July 6, 2010.
On July 6, 2010, a residence in Atlantic was searched by a probation officer with the State of Iowa Fourth Judicial District Probation and Parole, with assistance from local law enforcement. During the search, Erlacher was found to have a container with thirty small baggies containing methamphetamine and a large amount of United States currency. Investigation by local law enforcement determined that Erlacher had been delivering personal use amounts of methamphetamine to various places in and around Atlantic.
United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered Steven Jon Erlacher to serve a four year term of supervised release following incarceration.
The case was prosecuted by the United State Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. The investigation was conducted by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Atlantic Police Department, Department of Corrections-Probation and Parole, the Cass County Attorney’s Office, and Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.