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Waterloo Man Gets 25 Year Sentence For Manufacturing Meth

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John William Dobbins Jr., was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of meth related crimes John William Dobbins Jr., was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of meth related crimes

A man from Waterloo was convicted of multiple charges involving meth related crimes.

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo announced that John William Dobbins Jr., 53, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of third offense of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth and improper disposal of meth waste.

"Because of the team effort between the Sheriff's department and our prosecutors, a major player in the Laurens meth lab epidemic has been taken out of business," Stumbo said. "I am pleased that this career criminal will not be a danger to our families and communities in Laurens County for the foreseeable future."

Laurens County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dobbins on Novmber 24, 2011, after they found a dismantled "shake and bake" lab in a camper on his property. Investigators also found 2.7 grams of meth in the residence, meth powder that was packaged in separate bags, digital scales and a unconscious woman with a meth pipe beside her head. During the course of the trial, Deputy Solicitor Dale Scott and Assistant Solicitor Ruston Neely proved that  Dobbins also had $2,200 in his pocket which were proceeds of the meth operation.

Stumbo added that the conviction was secured with the help of "great investigative work of the Laurens County Sheriff's Department, in particular meth expert Matt veal, Lt. Kawarski Shelton, Lt. Marlon Higgenbotham, Sgt. Nick Moye and Deputy Devin Hodges."

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