Two men were sentenced to prison in two seperate drug cases involving methamphetamine. Thirty-four-year-old James Edward Poole of Boone was sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty in August to one count of conspiring to distribute meth and one count of possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Police found around half a pound of meth in his car during a traffic stop last January. He admitted he had picked up the meth from Webster City and planned to sell it. Overall Poole admitted to distributing over two pounds of meth in 2012 and 2013.
Forty-four-year-old Leroy Raffaelli of Sheldon pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Raffaelli admitted to selling nearly two pounds of meth from 2011 to 2013. Court records show he sold meth to a person who was cooperating with police in January of last year. He was sentenced in Sioux City district court to 10 years in federal prison and five years parole.