A rural Glenwood man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison as one of the ringleaders of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation.
Andru Alan Fisher, 42, became the sixth person to be sentenced in what was dubbed the “Fisher Farm Case” in Mills County. His sentence was handed down last week in U.S. District Court by Judge Ronald Longstaff. Fisher will be placed on five years of supervised release after his imprisonment and is required to a pay a $100 fine to the state Crime Victim Fund.
Fisher is one of the owners of a Mills County farm where authorities believe methamphetamine was being manufactured from February 2003 to May 2011. He pleaded guilty to his involvement in the conspiracy in Council Bluffs district court last September.
Eight persons involved in the conspiracy were indicted by a grand jury in April for their participation in the methamphetamine manufacturing operation. They were found to be responsible for the theft of a substantial quantity of anhydrous ammonia in southwest Iowa and for the purchase of pseudoephedrine from stores in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.
Other individuals previously sentenced in the conspiracy were Jennifer Mae Biggerstaff (80 months in prison), Kirk Jason Hardman (10 years prison), Trent James Fisher (90 months in prison), Timothy Earl Bendt (four years in prison) and Paul Leon Foster (157 months in prison).
The investigation into the methamphetamine operation was conducted by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.