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Larchwood Man Sentenced

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Sioux City, IA (KICD) — A Larchwood man receives prison time for manufacturing methamphetamine.

56-year old Duane Middlen received the prison term of 120 months after pleading guilty January 20th to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. At the guilty plea, Middlen admitted that from January 2012 until about September 2013, he was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine with many people. Middlen and Durant Kruger had received pseudoephedrine pills as well as other items and in turn, manufactured methamphetamine at Middlen’s residence.

Numerous persons purchased pseudoephedrine pills in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and in turn provided them to Middlen. Middlen then manufactured methamphetamine within his residence and in buildings throughout property owned by Middlen, in Lyon County. During the conspiracy, methamphetamine was manufactured at least 500 times at Middlen’s property.

Middlen was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Middlen also received a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. Middlen is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

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