Sanborn Man Sentenced To Five More Years In Prison For Possessing Controlled Substance At Sheldon RTF

Date posted - September 23, 2013

gavel_sxcOrange City, Iowa — A Sanborn man has been sentenced to an additional five-year prison term for possessing a controlled substance in the Residential Treatment Facility in Sheldon.

Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister says that 22-year-old Zachery Eon Buckwald of Sanborn was sentenced Monday (9/23/13) in Sioux County District Court for the crime of Prisoner Possessing a Controlled Substance While Confined, a Class D Felony.

Buckwald had been confined at the RTF in Sheldon due to a conviction for Delivery of Methamphetamine, a Class C felony. He was convicted of that crime in O’Brien County in 2010.

On May 6, 2013, RTF staff searched Buckwald’s room at the RTF and discovered a pill hidden in a ball cap under the brim of the cap. Officers determined the pill was clonazepam, a controlled substance available only by prescription. Buckwald did not have a prescription. Clonazepam is a commonly abused prescription drug and is often traded or sold by drug users.

Buckwald pled guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison. The Court ordered the prison term to be run consecutively to the 10-year prison sentence Buckwald is already serving arising because of the earlier conviction. Buckwald was also ordered to submit a DNA sample for DNA profiling as required by Iowa law.

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2 Responses to “Sanborn Man Sentenced To Five More Years In Prison For Possessing Controlled Substance At Sheldon RTF”

  1. juicey bananas says:

    Great! Another tax burden for the tax payers of Iowa and the United States. I hope the Senate and Congress tag the Social Security of incarcerating one young man for 15 years for possession of a pill. The elderly and misinformed should pay the bill I’m sick of it and the punishment does not match the crime. Let the Ronald Regan lovers pay for it.

    • Jason says:

      So what do you propose we do with him then “juicey banana”? It is apparent the drug treatment he received is not working.

      BTW: The feds have nothing to do with paying for his prison time here in Iowa. He is placed in the Iowa Prison system and Iowa taxpayers pay the bill, not funds from social security,etc.

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