CLINTON — The State of Iowa has filed a petition to revoke probation for the second time for a Maquoketa man who previously was granted a suspended sentence on a felony drug charge.
Assistant Clinton County Attorney James McHugh on June 6 filed a petition to revoke the probation of Corey D. Hoover, 35. McHugh in the report alleges Hoover violated the terms and conditions of probation based on the report of violation.
Hoover on Feb. 4, 2016, appeared in Clinton County District Court for sentencing for conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a Class C felony. District Court Judge Mark Smith ordered a sentence of incarceration not to exceed 10 years be suspended. Hoover was given credit for time spent in the Clinton County Jail in connection with the case.
The court waived the one-third mandatory minimum sentence. A $1,000 fine was suspended. Hoover was placed on probation with the Seventh Judicial District Department of Correctional Services for two years unless sooner released by the court upon the recommendation by the probation officer.
Specific conditions of probation included Hoover completing substance abuse treatment, having no further law violations, abstaining from the use of alcohol and non-prescribed controlled substances, submitting to random urinalysis tests, obtaining employment and other conditions set by the probation officer.
Hoover appeared Nov. 9, 2016, for a probation revocation hearing. Hoover stipulated to violating the terms of probation. The court found Hoover violated the terms of probation and was in contempt. Hoover was ordered to serve 60 days in the Clinton County Jail and was given credit on his sentence for any time spent in the Clinton County Jail in connection with the case.
Hoover, after the 60-day jail sentence, was ordered to enroll in and successfully complete the Residential Corrections Facility program. He additionally was ordered to attend at least two Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week after his substance abuse treatment. He was ordered to obtain employment at the direction of his probation officer as an additional condition of probation.
According to the affidavit from the original drug charge, on June 29, 2015, Clinton police, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, executed a drug search warrant at 700 Argyle Court. Hoover and two other individuals were present. Officers on scene found several used one-pot methamphetamine labs, several hydrochloric gas generators, which are used to manufacture methamphetamine, peeled lithium batteries, pseudoephedrine boxes along with empty pseudoephedrine blister packs, empty Coleman camping fuel containers, several packages of ammonium nitrate cold compresses, cellular telephones and coffee filters with residue that later tested positive for methamphetamine.
The affidavit continues that an officer spoke with a male who stated he purchased pseudoephedrine from Corey Hoover knowing Hoover was going to manufacture methamphetamine. The male said he observed Hoover manufacture methamphetamine in the basement of 700 Argyle Court on five to six occasions. The male stated Hoover had been staying at the residence on and off since February 2015 but had been staying there more regularly in the past two to three weeks. The male stated he usually received methamphetamine from Hoover in exchange for boxes of pseudoephedrine he purchased for him. The male stated Hoover asked him to purchase pseudoephedrine for him. He began buying pseudoephedrine in January 2015. The male stated the last time he observed Hoover manufacture methamphetamine at 700 Argyle Court was the week of June 22 to June 26, 2015.