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Case No. 21-1721

State of Iowa
David John Smith


State of Iowa


David John Smith

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Martha J. Lucey, State Appellate Defender and Joey T. Hoover (until withdrawal), Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 05, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, David P. Odekirk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (4 pages)

            David Smith appeals his ten-year prison sentence, arguing instead he should have been given a suspended sentence conditioned on his participation in a residential facility, substance-abuse treatment, and drug court supervision.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find no abuse of the district court’s discretion or any defect in its sentencing procedure, we affirm.

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