Two Southwest Iowa men are sentenced for dealing meth.
45 year old Robert Gene Ott, Jr,of rural Imogene, Iowa, and 24 year old Christopher Nicholas Smith, of rural Glenwood, Iowa, were sentenced in United States District Court for their participation in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
States District Court Judge Ronald E. Longstaff sentenced Robert Gene Ott, Jr. to 168 months imprisonment, plus five (5) years of supervised release following his imprisonment, and imposed a $100.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund.
The Judge sentenced Christopher Nicholas Smith to 90 months imprisonment, plus 3 years of supervised release following his
imprisonment, and imposed a $100.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund.
Both defendants were ordered to remain in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Federal Bureau of Prison facility at which each will serve his sentence.
On April 28, 2011, an indictment was returned by the federal grand jury charging Ott, Smith and four other persons with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and associated charges in what has been referred to as “the Fisher Farm Case”. The “Fisher Farm” is an acreage located in rural Mills County where an estimated 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of pure methamphetamine was manufactured by several people from at least February of 2003, to May of 2011.
Persons involved in the conspiracy were responsible for the theft of substantial quantities of anhydrous ammonia in southwest Iowa and for the purchase of pseudoephedrine from several stores in
Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, all of which were used to manufacture methamphetamine.