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October 19, 2013

Judge grants deferred judgment

CLINTON — A District court judge granted a deferred judgment to a man connected with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Curtis Marquette, 24, pleaded guilty to possession of precursors, with the intent to manufacture meth, with his sentencing Thursday. Assistant County Attorney Amanda Meyers told Judge Gary McKenrick the defendant has been making good strides to turn his life around and has been cooperative.

She recommended a suspended sentence.

According to court documents, Camanche Police opened a meth investigation in January, involving several individuals, including Marquette.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Police, Iowa Division of Narcotic Enforcement and the Clinton and Camanche police conducted a search on July 2 at 2802 U.S. 67, Camanche, locating Scott Richardson and John M. Milder and items consistent with the manufacture of meth.

In a July 15 interview, Marquette admitted to purchasing meth precursors between Aug. 27, 2012 and June 28.

Marquette’s attorney, Judd Parker, asked McKenrick for a deferred judgement, emphasizing his youth and effort in bettering himself. Due to his age and lack of a serious criminal history, McKenrick said he was a good candidate for a deferred judgement.

Marquette must complete two years probation, pay a $750 civil penalty, complete substance abuse treatments and participate in random urinalysis screenings.

He is also requires to continue cooperating with ongoing investions. A charge of conspiracy to manufacture meth was dismissed.

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