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Case No. 19-1887

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State of Iowa
Aviana Eshante Smith


State of Iowa


Aviana Eshante Smith

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Stephan J. Japuntich, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 16, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Andrea Dryer, Judge. AFFIRMED IN PART AND REMANDED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J. (10 pages)

            Aviana Smith appeals her sentences following entrance of guilty pleas for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver; possession of marijuana with intent to deliver; and failure to affix a drug tax stamp.  Smith also appeals her court-ordered restitution obligation.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find abuse of discretion, we affirm Smith’s sentence.  We are precluded from hearing Smith’s appeal of the restitution order by Iowa Code section 910.2A (2021); Smith must follow the statutory procedure and exhausts her remedies before the district court.  Thus, we remand to the district court with instructions to allow Smith to follow the procedures required by section 910.2A.

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