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Waterloo man gets 15 years in federal prison for meth distribution

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A Waterloo man will spend 15 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine in the Mason City area.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa in Sioux City says 42-year-old Michael Patrick Geraghty of Waterloo was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in March to two counts of distributing methamphetamine.

Though Geraghty initially faced 10 years in prison, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison because he tried to hire a hit man to kill a confidential informant.

They say Geraghty was previously convicted of a felony drug offense in Black Hawk County in May 2007.

The court says Geraghty supplied ice methamphetamine to a confidential source on two separate occasions in July 2012.

There is no parole in the federal system.

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