ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports 34-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara Lutz previously faced harsher sentences because their 7-year-old son lived in the home. The couple from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, took a deal with prosecutors last week.
Prosecutors say a state Department of Human Services worker visited the home in September 2013 and smelled meth. They were each charged and convicted with possessing drugs with intent to distribute and child endangerment.
The couple assisted prosecutors in securing convictions against another man and woman connected to the same operation.