A northwest Iowa man will spend over a decade in prison on drug charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Robert Joseph Hare of Cherokee has been sentenced to about 12 years in a federal prison and he will serve the entire 147-month sentence, as there’s no parole in the federal system.

In December, Hare pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. Hare admitted that for about three and a half years he made meth within a thousand feet of the Cherokee School District Early Childhood Learning Center. In 2005, Hare was convicted in Cherokee County of giving pot to kids under the age of 18.