A southwest Iowa resident has been handed a lengthy prison sentence for making methamphetamine. Police arrested 31-year-old Jesse Salmons-Rice in November 2012 following an investigation into the distribution of meth around Mills County. Authorities say they found Salmons-Rice manufacturing the drug in the loft of his garage, located just 28-feet away from an elementary school in Malvern.
In September of 2013, Salmons-Rice pled guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school. This week, a federal judge sentenced Salmons-Rice to 11 years in prison to be followed by 8 years of supervised release.