Orange City, Iowa — A Rock Valley man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.
Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle says that 46-year-old Stephen Bryant of Rock Valley was sentenced on Monday, April 18, 2016, in Sioux County District Court for the crimes of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, a Class C Felony, and one count of Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor.
Court records indicate that on January 6, 2016, the Rock Valley Police Department arrested Bryant on an unrelated charge. Bryant consented to a search of his apartment and police found almost 12 grams of methamphetamine, and 12 plastic baggies among other drug paraphernalia. After a search warrant was executed on Bryant’s cell phone the police obtained additional text messages showing Bryant intended on distributing methamphetamine.
Bryant was sentenced to ten years in prison on the felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine charge. The County Attorney’s office says the sentence is subject to a one-third mandatory minimum before parole or work release eligibility.