200 Month Sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

A Burlington man was sentenced on February 28, 2024 to 200 months in federal prison for Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine

According to public court documents and evidence presented at sentencing, between January and October 2022, Hardy Pegues III, 62, conspired with others to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in the Burlington, Iowa area. One of the other subjects was Larry Keith Knotts III.

Larry Keith Knotts III, 36, was sentenced on January 23, 2024, to 25 years in federal prison for Conspiracy to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine. The press release for Knotts’ sentencing can be found at Knotts Press Release.

After completing his term of imprisonment, Pegues will be required to serve five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force.