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Anamosa man going to federal prison after meth fire

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An Anamosa man is heading to federal prison after he tried to make meth near a school and started a fire.

Zackery Smock, 37, was sentenced on Monday to 14 years in federal prison. He pleaded guilty on July 1, 2014 to one count of attempted manufacture of methamphetamine by a drug felon near a school.

Court officials say Smock admitted during his plea hearing that he tried to make methamphetamine at a home in Anamosa on March 7, 2014. The home, which was within 1,000 feet of St. Patrick's School, started on fire. The fire destroyed the house.

Investigators found more than 80 separate one-pot methamphetamine cookers in the basement.

Smock was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and six years term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.


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