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Case No. 20-1349

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State of Iowa
Austin James Haler


State of Iowa


Austin James Haler

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Maria Ruhtenberg, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Fremont County, Michael D. Hooper, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J. and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J. (6 pages)

            Austin Haler appeals from the imposition of a prison term following conviction for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.  Haler argues the district court abused its discretion in imposing incarceration rather than an alternative rehabilitative option.  OPINION HOLDS:  Finding no abuse of discretion by the district court, we affirm.

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