REGIONAL—Two related N’West Iowa men who faced numerous felony drug charges have been sentenced for their crimes in Lyon County.

U.S. District Chief Judge Leonard Strand sentenced 43-year-old Clint Francis Reiter of rural George to 104 months of imprisonment on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa in Sioux City.

In addition to serving eight years and eight months in a federal prison, Reiter also will face six years of supervised release after he serves his sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.

A federal grand jury charged Reiter on July 24, 2018, with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance — methamphetamine — and two counts of distributing a controlled substance — meth.

Reiter originally entered a plea of not guilty to the felony charges.

However, according to a plea agreement, agreed to change his plea to guilty.

He was sentenced to time behind bars on the charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance while the other two counts were dropped.

Because he was indicted in federal court, the following charges brought by the state against Reiter in Lyon County District Court were dismissed:

  • Two counts of conspiracy to manufacture, deliver and/or possess with intent to deliver meth, which are Class B felonies.
  • One count of conspiracy to manufacture, deliver and/or possess with intent to deliver marijuana, which is a Class D felony.
  • One count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, which is a Class D felony.
  • One count of a drug tax stamp violation, which is a Class D felony.

In Lyon County District Court in Rock Rapids, 3rd Judicial District Judge Charles Borth sentenced Reiter’s 40-year-old cousin Cory Joshua Reiter of Sibley on Sept. 3 to a 20-year term in a state prison.

The younger Reiter originally was charged with two counts of conspiracy to manufacture, deliver and/or possess with intent to deliver meth, which are Class B felonies, and conspiracy to manufacture, deliver and/or possess with intent to deliver marijuana, which is a Class D felony.

However, according to a plea agreement, the two Class B felony charges were amended to Class C felonies and the Class D felony charge was dismissed.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Clint and Cory Reiter on June 20, 2018, after executing a drug search warrant at 1777 Larch Ave., a rural residence owned by Clint and Kindra Reiter that is located about six miles northeast of George, with the assistance of multiple other agencies.