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An Iowa man and woman found with nearly two pounds of methamphetamine outside a local high school were both sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison. 

Christin Campbell-Martin, age 40, from Ames, Iowa, received the prison sentence on September 30, 2020, following a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance near a protected location. 

Adam Scott Leiva, age 28, from Marshalltown, Iowa, received the prison sentence yesterday, October 7, 2020, following a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance near a protected location

Information disclosed at their sentencing and plea hearings showed that on May 25, 2018, Campbell-Martin and Leiva were confronted by Marion, Iowa, police officers.  The officers located Campbell-Martin’s car, which was stopped in the Marion High School parking lot late at night.  Both Campbell-Martin and Leiva provided fake names to officers.  Officers determined their correct names and learned that both had outstanding arrest warrants.  Both Campbell-Martin and Leiva were arrested. 

During a subsequent search of the car, officers located 906.5 grams of “ice” methamphetamine.  Officers learned that Campbell-Martin and Leiva had been driving around Iowa for two to three days selling methamphetamine to people they knew.  The two also intended to sell the 906.5 gram of methamphetamine to people in the Cedar Rapids area, but were caught before they could sell it.  Both have extensive criminal histories.  Campbell-Martin has 25 prior criminal convictions and Leiva has 13.

Campbell-Martin and Leiva were sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Campbell-Martin was sentenced to 200 months’ imprisonment.  Leiva was sentenced to 235 months’ imprisonment.  Both were ordered to make payment of $100 to the special assessment fund.  They must also serve a ten-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Corkery and investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Marion Police Department, and the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force.  

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 19-CR-00079.                            

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