A Malvern, Iowa man has been sentenced to 11-years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school.
Thirty-one-year-old Jesse R. Salmons-Rice has also been ordered to serve eight years of supervised released after completing the prison time.
Salmons-Rice pleaded guilty to the drug charge in September. The plea followed an investigation by law enforcement officers into meth manufacturing and distribution in and around Mills County.
Authorities say that on November 6, 2012, he was making meth in the loft of his garage, located within 28 feet of a Malvern elementary school.