- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for trying to make methamphetamine near an elementary school.

Cory L. Cole was given the sentence Tuesday on a charge filed in August. It includes orders that he participate in a drug abuse treatment program and a vocational training program while incarcerated.

A federal indictment says the 47-year-old Cole attempted to make meth in May within 1,000 feet of Fulton Elementary School. Authorities found meth-making equipment in his home after a fire broke out at the residence.

The Telegraph Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1hYNETH ) Cole was also sentenced Tuesday to six years of extended supervision after his release from prison.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com

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