A Black Hawk County man will spend 15 years in prison on drug charges. Forty-two-year-old Michael Patrick Geraghty of Waterloo was sentenced after pleading guilty in March to two counts of distributing methamphetamine in the Mason City area.

Geraghty admitted in a plea hearing that he sold ice meth to a confidential source on two occasions. Court information shows he had originally faced just a 10-year sentence, but was given an additional five years because he tried to hire a hit man to kill an informant.