This case stems from an October 11, 2014 incident, in which police reportedly located a methamphetamine lab and remnants from a previous meth cook at a residence in Rock Valley. A law enforcement clandestine meth lab specialist assisted in neutralizing the potentially explosive substances. The Sioux County Attorney’s Office says that further investigation revealed that Austin Richard Mulder of Rock Valley had made multiple contacts to obtain pseudoephedrine for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Mulder was reportedly sentenced to five years in prison on the felony precursor charge with the sentence to run concurrently to a current prison terms imposed in two other Sioux County cases for Forgery and Credit Card Fraud and Theft in the Second Degree. Officials say Mulder was also sentenced to 100 hours of community service as required by law, a $750 fine, a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge, a $10 DARE surcharge, and other prosecution costs.