A man who admits he made meth near a northwest Iowa school will spend over a decade in prison.  

Twenty-nine-year-old Scott Alan Hare of Cleghorn pleaded guilty in April to drug charges. He was sentenced last week to more than 11 years in a federal prison. There is no parole in the federal system.

Hare admitted that over a four-year period he and others made and distributed meth within 1000 feet of the Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn High School and Elementary School. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, plus the pseudoephedrine that’s a key ingredient in meth.  He also pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth. 

In 2001, Hare was convicted in state court on felony charges connected to drug activity in Ida County.