By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
An Udell man found guilty by a jury of two class B drug charges on May 20 was sentenced to state prison on Tuesday, July 30.
Cliff Allen Lowe, 40, was sentenced by Judge Annette J. Scieszinski to not more than 25 years in prison enhanced three times to not more than 75 years and a $5,000 fine for each count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, more than five kilograms. The prison terms were ordered to run concurrently to each other.
The court dismissed two class D felony counts: Dominion or control of a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance precursor, lithium.
Lowe owes a total of $14,344.
Lowe was arrested Jan. 22, 2013 by the South Central Iowa Drug Task Force after a search warrant at his Udell property uncovered items conducive to the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Lowe was part of a group of individuals under investigation by the SCIDTF. Additional co-defendants are still awaiting trial.