An Oelwein man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to deal methamphetamine.
55-year old David Tafolla was sentenced in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday to more than 15 years in prison.
Tafolla received the prison term after pleading guilty last November to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
In a plea agreement, Tafolla admitted that he was involved in drug trafficking from October 2020 to May 2021. Tafolla admitted selling meth on four occasions during April and May 2021. Law enforcement officers searched Tafolla’s home in May 2021 and recovered meth, marijuana and more than $36,000 in cash that represented drug proceeds. Tafolla has previous convictions in more than twenty cases including assaults, going armed with intent, burglary, violations of no contact orders and stalking.
Tafolla is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.