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Eagle Grove man sentenced to more than 7 years

Calvert distributed meth in Wright, Webster counties

SIOUX CITY — An Eagle Grove man will spend more than seven years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Wright and Webster county areas.

James Calvert, 44, pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Calvert was sentenced to 90 months’ imprisonment in federal court in Sioux City on Saturday. He must also serve a four-year term of supervised release following his time in prison. There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court records, Calvert conspired with others to distribute more than 500 grams of mixed methamphetamine from January 2019 through March 2020 in the Wright and Webster county areas.

When law enforcement caught Calvert, he was removing approximately one-fourth of a pound of meth from a vehicle. He was also observed on home security recordings on at least five occasions obtaining multiple ounces of meth for distribution.

The residence that Calvert and associates used as a “hub” for the meth trafficking was located within 1,000 feet of Greenwood Park in Eagle Grove, a protected location.

Calvert will remain in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison.

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