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Waukon man, Fredericksburg pair headed to federal prison

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A Waukon man, along with a man and woman from Fredericksburg, are headed to federal prison after being convicted as part of meth making ring.

Chad Root, 42, from Waukon, Enrique Manzo, 37, from Fredericksburg and Jessica Manzo, 31, from Fredericksburg, will spend a combined 26 years in prison.

According to court documents, Root pleaded guilty on August 19, 2013 to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine after a prior drug felony conviction and possession of firearms as a felon. Enrique and Jessica Manzo both pleaded guilty on October 4, 2013 to conspiracy to possess and distribute pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Court records show Root admitted he and others agreed to make meth between April 2012 and April 2013. He also admitted to possessing 10 guns, including one with an obliterated serial number.

Enrique and Jessica Manzo each admitted to getting pseudoephedrine from other people for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Root is sentenced to 11 years and nine months in prison, Enrique Manzo is sentenced to eight years and four months in prison and Jessica Manzo is sentenced to six years and nine months in prison.

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