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Spencer Man Sentenced To 19 Years In Federal Prison On Meth And Gun Charges

Wed 7-3-2019

(Sioux City)-- A Spencer man has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison on meth and gun charges.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Travis Mattson was sentenced June 28th in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty in November of last year to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

At a plea hearing Mattson admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that distributed nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine in the Spencer area from January, 2017 through May 11th of last year. Court documents say he kept the meth and proceeds from the drug sales in a safe in his home, and that on May 9th of last year Mattson fired multiple rounds at a residence at Country Villa Trailer Park

A search warrant executed on Mattson's residence resulted in authorities finding methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, 9 millimeter rounds of ammunition, a bullet proof vest and two guns. Evidence provided at sentencing also show Mattson installed metal and wood barricades to fortify his residence along with security cameras.

In addition to the prison time, Mattson must also serve a four year term of supervised release.