FD man faces prison term for meth dealing

A Fort Dodge man charged with dealing methamphetamine from a hotel room last year has pleaded guilty in federal court.

Jordan T. Taylor, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa.

Federal prosecutors reported that Taylor acknowledged dealing more than two pounds of meth from a Fort Dodge hotel room in August and September 2023.

Law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for the room. When they went into the room on Sept. 29, 2023, they saw him dumping something into the toilet, according to federal prosecutors. The officers found methamphetamine, several hundred dollars in cash and drug distribution paraphernalia.

Taylor faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $10 million fine, and five years of supervised release after his prison term. Sentencing in U.S. District Court hasn’t been scheduled yet.

The Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol were involved in the investigation.


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