A man caught in southeast Iowa with meth making material and a pipe bomb will spend over 16 years in a federal prison. Thirty-one-year-old Jerry Lee Schlarbaum used to live in Stockport, Iowa, which is in Van Buren County.
Schlarbaum was driving in Henry County in March of 2008 when he was pulled over. He had no valid driver’s license and authorities say when his vehicle was searched, they found methamphetamine and the items for making meth. They found a pipe bomb in the glove compartment.
He’s been sentenced to 50 months on a charge of conspiring to knowingly manufacture and distribute meth. He’s been sentenced to another 150 months of prison for having that pipe bomb.