FD man heads back to federal prison

FD man heads back to federal prison

A Fort Dodge man is heading back to federal prison for violating his supervised release when he was found earlier this year with methamphetamine that he intended to distribute.

According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, a federal judge found 40-year-old Jermiah Preston guilty of violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release. Preston was released in October 2022 after serving 84 months in federal prison for convictions of being a felon in possession of a firearm and distribution of a controlled substance.

After being released from prison last fall, Preston began violating the terms of his release within two months, according to federal court documents. In January 2023, Preston was arrested following a traffic stop, during which law enforcement found 2 ounces of meth that Preston intended to distribute.

Last week, United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard Strand sentenced Preston to three years in prison and a two-year term of supervised release, for the violations.

Preston is being held by the United States Marshal’s Service awaiting transportation to a federal prison.

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