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April 17, 2009

Marshall County - MARSHALL COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPTING TO MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME DES MOINES, Iowa - On April 16, 2009, Vincent Leslie Mashek, age 44 of Marshall County,Iowa, was sentenced for the crimes of Attempting to Manufacture Methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(b), and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c), announced United States Attorney, Matthew G. Whitaker. United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner sentenced the defendant to the following: 108 months in prison for the crime of Attempting to Manufacture Methamphetamine and 60 months for the crime of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, to be served consecutively for a total sentence of 168 months. Judge Gritzner also order Mashek to serve a period of supervised release of 4 years on each count (to be served concurrently) at the competition of his incarceration, and to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

Mashek was convicted following a jury trial on February 8, 2008. There is no parole in the federal system.

This investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force, the Marshall County Police Department, and the Marshalltown Police Department. This case was prosecuted in the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Iowa.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Burt Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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