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Friday, February 17, 2012

Two prison sentences for meth manufacture

February 17, 2012:

Today, two Muscatine men were sentenced to serve prison terms for their involvement in methamphetamine manufacture. Brent REDDICK, DOB: 7/21/1968, formerly of 513 E. 6th St., Apt. 1, Muscatine and Tad JOB, DOB: 6/14/1968, of the same address had previously pleaded guilty to Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, a class "C" felony.

In each case the Court imposed a prison term not to exceed ten years. Both defendants were ordered to be transported to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center to commence their sentences.

The prosecution of REDDICK and JOB was the result of an investigation by the Muscatine Police Department. Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by both defendants on October 10, 2011. Investigation during the stop revealed a methamphetamine lab in the vehicle. Assisting in the case was the Muscatine County Sheriffs Office.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Muscatine County District Court 2/10/2012

The following occurred in Muscatine County District Court on Friday, February 10, 2012:

ISSAC HERNANDEZ, JR. (DOB: 4/29/1982), of 60 Boston Park, Muscatine, was sentenced for the offense of Forgery, a class “D” felony. The Court granted the defendant a deferred judgment. A $750 civil penalty was imposed and the defendant was placed on supervised probation for 24 months. The prosecution of HERNANDEZ was the result of an investigation by the Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement.

RAMIRO CISNEROS, (DOB: 1/10/1983), formerly of Racine, Wisconsin, was sentenced for the offense of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), a class “D” felony. The Court imposed a prison sentence for a term not to exceed five years and a $750 fine. The Court also ordered the defendant to pay restitution for the costs of extraditing him. The prosecution of CISNEROS was the result of an investigation by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force.

STARLIN VARGAS, (DOB: 3/9/1994), of #10 Samantha Court, Conesville, pleaded guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree, a class “C” felony. The investigation showed that the defendant burglarized a residence in Conesville. His arrest was the result of an investigation by the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office. VARGAS will be sentenced March 23, 2012. He had originally be prosecuted as a juvenile but was waived to the jurisdiction of adult court.