Sanborn man sentenced to federal prison for selling meth

September 12, 2018


SIOUX CITY -- A Sanborn, Iowa, man was sentenced Tuesday to more than eight years in federal prison for selling large quantities of methamphetamine while living near a school.

U.S. District Judge Leonard Strand sentenced Mark Jenkins, 51, to 101 months in prison. Jenkins pleaded guilty in March in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

From 2015 through Jan. 10, Jenkins sold meth in multi-pound quantities while living less than a block from a middle school. Jenkins said at his plea hearing that he transported as much as 5 pounds of meth at a time from Omaha. At the time of his arrest, Jenkins and a co-conspirator were found in possession of 177 grams of meth.

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