CR Man Charged with Meth Possession

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A judge has sentenced a man police stopped while he was riding his bicycle to almost six years in federal prison.

Kenneth Pena of Cedar Rapids in November 2017 pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Cedar Rapids Police had stopped Pena in the early morning because he was riding the bicycle without proper lighting equipment. Officers then discovered Pena had a warrant for his arrest. Officers then found methamphetamine, marijuana, pipes, and a scale in Pena's possession.

Court records show Pena has a lengthy criminal history with multiple convictions for assault or battery and a drug trafficking conviction.

A federal judge sentenced Pena to 71 months in prison and a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

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