A Dubuque man has been sentenced to prison for manufacturing meth and lying about it in court. Forty-five-year-old David Turner was found guilty in March of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and one count of making a false declaration before a court. Turner is accuse of falsely testifying in the March 2005 trial of Rex Breitbach of Dubuque, claiming he did not assist of have any involvement with Breitbach in making meth.
Fourth months later police were called to Turner’s Dubuque home on the report of a fire. Turner ran from the home before authorities arrive. Inside the residence firefighters found items used to make meth. Then at Turner’s trial, Breitbach testified that Turner did help him make meth in his home. Turner was sentenced in federal court to 188 months in prison.