A Dubuque man recently was sentenced to nearly 16 years in federal prison for four drug-dealing convictions.

Larry O. Scott, 44, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to 15 years and eight months in prison after previously pleading guilty to two counts each of distribution of a controlled substance near a protected location and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

He must serve six years of supervised release after his prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Scott started selling methamphetamine in June 2015, and from that time to January 2016, he obtained more than 2 pounds of the drug, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa.

The federal indictment states that Scott sold meth on Jan. 6, 2016, within 1,000 feet of Jackson Park and on Oct. 25, 2019, within 1,000 feet of Waller-Cooper Park.

Scott sold meth to an undercover officer on Oct. 29 and Nov. 4 and 21, 2019, and he had meth with the intent to distribute it on Nov. 21 and 30, 2019. On the latter date, he was arrested.

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