Man sentenced in drug case

A Marshalltown man was sentenced Wednesday after entering into a plea agreement in a drug case.

Michael Allen Witte, 45, received two years in prison for possession of a controlled substance. This is his second conviction for that crime.

Witte was arrested in May after a monthlong investigation by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force. He was charged with two felonies – ongoing criminal conduct and possession of methamphetamine – and prohibited acts, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Witte could have faced more than 30 years behind bars had he been found guilty of all charges, but two years was the maximum he could have received under the plea deal.

A call to Marshall County Assistant Attorney Ben Stansberry, who prosecuted the case, Wednesday was not returned.

Witte and his girlfriend, April Brubaker, 39, were each arrested after the investigation discovered a high volume of traffic in and out of their residence on Bromley Street, numerous text messages on Witte’s and Brubaker’s cell phones arranging drug deals, along with meth and more than $1,600 in cash.

Brubaker pleaded guilty to prohibited acts and was sentenced to two years in prison in July.