A Central City man who distributed over seven kilograms of meth from 2017 to 2018 was sentenced November 2, 2020, to more than 16 years in federal prison.
Brian Jeffrie Padgett, age 42, from Central City, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 29, 2020 guilty plea to one count of distribution of a controlled substance near a protected location.
In a plea agreement, Padgett admitted that on July 27, 2018, and again on August 10, 2018, he sold over 75 grams of methamphetamine to an individual within 1,000 feet of Central City Community School in Central City, Iowa. On August 16, 2018, law enforcement conducted a search warrant at Padgett’s residence in Central City, where they recovered over 38 grams of methamphetamine, a loaded firearm, and drug packaging material. Padgett admitted that he had two main sources of supply for methamphetamine. Padgett received pounds of methamphetamine from these two sources over approximately six months.
Padgett was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Padgett was sentenced to 198 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a ten-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Padgett is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Dillan Edwards and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.
Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 20-CR-00016.
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