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Case No. 22-1468

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State of Iowa
Chad Michael Vice

Lee North


State of Iowa


Chad Michael Vice

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Christopher Kragnes (until withdrawal) and Kent A. Simmons

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 24, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lee (North) County, Michael J. Schilling, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (8 pages)

            Chad Vice appeals his conviction for delivery of five grams or less of methamphetamine.  He argues (1) the “State failed to disprove entrapment beyond a reasonable doubt” because the “confidential informant was a close personal friend of” his and (2) the district court “abused its discretion and violated [his] due process rights when finding good cause to extend the proceedings under COVID-19 Iowa Supreme Court orders.”  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the State disproved entrapment beyond a reasonable doubt, the court did not abuse its discretion in denying Vice’s motion to dismiss, and Vice did not preserve error on his due process claim.

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