(Des Moines) A Council Bluffs man was sentenced Tuesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and carrying a firearm regarding drug trafficking.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa says 37-year-old Scott Norman Hart was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment on the drug charge and a consecutive 60 months imprisonment on the firearm charge. Hart was further sentenced to concurrent terms of five years of supervised release on both charges. Hart was also ordered to forfeit the firearm and ammunition he possessed, and to pay a $200 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund. Hart remains in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility at which he will serve his sentence.
The charges arose from the Fugitive Task Force encountering Hart at a residence in Council Bluffs on November 9, 2012. Hart was wanted on a fugitive warrant for absconding from parole in Nebraska. At the time Hart was arrested, he was found in possession of approximately 95 grams of methamphetamine and a small quantity of marijuana. Also found on his person at the time of his arrest was a loaded .380 caliber pistol.
The case was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department, the United States Marshals Service, the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.