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Spencer Federal Meth Sentence

Spencer, IA (KICD)– A Spencer man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

29 year old Ricardo Ballesteros pled guilty September 13 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Ballesteros admitted involvement in a conspiracy that distributed more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine from 2010 to 2011.

Ballesteros must also serve a five year term of supervised release after time spent in prison. Ballesteros is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The Spencer Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.