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Case No. 18-1132

State of Iowa
Jason D. Gryp


State of Iowa


Jason D. Gryp

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Lauren M. Phelps

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Thomas G. Reidel and Mark D. Cleve, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Doyle, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Jason Gryp appeals the district court’s imposition of a ten-year sentence of incarceration for his conviction for possession with intent to deliver (methamphetamine), a class “C” felony.  Gryp maintains the court should have suspended his sentence, arguing the court abused its discretion by failing to place more weight on positive factors outlined in the report from the presentence investigation and failing to consider the “naturally deterrent effect” of the fact that, during the commission of this crime, Gryp was shot multiple times by the friend to whom he intended to sell methamphetamine.  OPINION HOLDS: It is the role of the sentencing court, in an exercise of its discretion, to determine the weight to place on the various considerations.  The court did not abuse its discretion in imposing a term of incarceration.  We affirm.

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