SIOUX CITY - A man who conspired to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in federal prison.
Devin Herrington, 26, from Jewell, received the prison term after a March 30 guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a protected location.
At the guilty plea, Herrington admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from 2010 through November, 2011 that manufactured more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs, Herrington purchased at least 83 grams of pseudoephedrine for use in manufacturing methamphetamine. Herrington also admitted to his involvement with one or more others in the manufacture of methamphetamine at a residence that was located within 1000 feet of the property comprising a public playground or school, that is, Stanhope City Park, Stanhope.
Herrington was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Herrington was sentenced to 42 months' imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve an 8-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Herrington 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 Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ellsworth-Jewell-Stanhope (EJS) Police Department, the Central Iowa Drug Task Force (Story and Boone County), and Division of Criminal Investigation.