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FD man gets 25 years for meth operation

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Fort Dodge man who operated a methamphetamine distribution ring in the Dubuque area from 2013 to 2014 was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa.

Brian Ausborn, 48, received the sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute meth.

In a plea agreement, Ausborn admitted to working with other individuals over two years to make multiple trips to purchase large quantities of meth. Those large quantities were then redistributed in the Dubuque area.

Ausborn had previous felony drug convictions in Calhoun, Polk and Black Hawk counties.

In addition to the 300 months in prison, Ausborn was fined $100 in federal court.

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