BOONE, Iowa—A Boone County jury this week, found a Boone man guilty on drug related charges. The Boone County Attorney’s Office released this information on the conviction.
On December 20, 2016, a Boone County jury in the Boone County Courthouse found Michael Leroy Allie, 43, of Boone, Iowa, guilty of Possession of Methamphetamine. After the guilty verdict Michael Leroy Allie admitted to having been convicted of a drug offense twice before and admitted to having at least two prior felonies. As a result of the verdict and prior convictions he faces up to 15 years in prison with the Iowa Department of Corrections.
The jury trial began on December 20, 2016, with jury selection, opening statements, and evidence. A Deputy with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office testified that on August 9, 2016, he went to the Michael Allie’s house to pick him up on an outstanding warrant. Michael Allie was found at the house and arrested. He was searched by the Deputy pursuant to the arrest and the Deputy found in Michael Allie’s front pants pocket a small clear plastic baggie. Inside the baggie was a white powdery substance. At the DCI lab the substance tested positive as methamphetamine.
The jury returned a guilty verdict on December 20, 2016, finding Michael Leroy Allie guilty of Possession of Methamphetamine. In a separate hearing Michael Allie admitted to having two prior convictions for controlled substances and previously being convicted of two or more felonies. As a result of his convictions Michael Leroy Allie faces up to 15 years in prison with a minimum term of confinement of three years. Sentencing will be held at a later date.
According to public records Michael Allie has prior convictions of Possession of Methamphetamine out of Boone County in 2004; Theft in the Second Degree out of Story County on February 9, 2009; Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors with the Intent to Manufacture and Possession of Controlled Substance out of Tama County on August 31, 2000; Burglary in the 2nd Degree out of Boone County on February 2, 2009; and Manufacture of Methamphetamine out of Boone County on January 10, 2000.
Assistant Boone County Attorney, Matt Speers, tried the case on behalf of the State of Iowa for the prosecution. Michael Allie was defended by a local attorney. The case was investigated by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
(contributed article and photo, Boone County Attorney)