TAMA-Kevin Carl Zody, 31, of rural Toledo was sentenced on Jan. 29. in the Tama County District Court to thirty years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of manufacturing methamphetamine. The charge was filed after members of the Tama County Sheriff's Office, the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force and the State Division of Narcotics Enforcement discovered a working meth lab at his home during a June 2008 raid.
Assistant Tama County Attorney Michael Marquess, who was assigned to prosecute Zody, commended the heavy sentence and the work of the deputies and narcotics officers involved in the case. "This outcome was the direct result of the excellent work and cooperation between the Tama County Sheriff's Office and the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. It is a perfect example of why their joint efforts are so vital to Tama County, especially with methamphetamine manufacuturing on the rise."
This is Zody's second conviction for manufacturing methamphetamine within the last six years. He must serve a minimum one-third of the sentence before he will be eligible for parole. Mittimus on the sentence issued immediately.