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Two Storm Lake Men Charged In Methamphetamine Conspiracy, Face Up To Life In Prison

Sioux City, Iowa — Two Storm Lake men have been charged in connection with a methamphetamine conspiracy.

The US Attorney’s Office reports that 42-year-old Rodney Brock and 45-year-old and David Specketer both from Storm Lake, have been charged with one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

The Indictment alleges that, from about July 2011 through October 2012, Brock and Specketer conspired with each other and others to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine. The Indictment also alleges that, from July 2011 through October 2012, Brock and Specketer possessed and aided and abetted another or others in the possession of pseudoephedrine: (1) with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and (2) knowing or having reasonable cause to believe, that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

If convicted on the conspiracy charge, Brock and Specketer each face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ in prison and a possible maximum sentence of life in prison, a $10,000,000 fine, a special assessment of $100, and five years up to life of supervised release following any prison time. On the pseudoephedrine possession charge, each face a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ in prison, a $250,000 fine, a special assessment of $100, and up to three years of supervised release.

Brock appeared on November 28, 2012, and Specketer appeared on December 4, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City and each were later released on bond. Their next appearance for trial is set for February 4, 2013.

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