A Jefferson man was recently sentenced to probation following a drug possession incident in July of 2023.

According to court documents, 41-year-old Anthony Kennedy pled guilty to a lesser charge of an aggravated misdemeanor for his second offense for possession of methamphetamine. He had a two year prison sentence suspended and placed on probation for two years with the Iowa Department of Correctional Services. 

The charge stemmed from an incident on July 19, 2023. A Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy was giving Kennedy a ride back to Jefferson after he was found walking along Highway 30 because he was kicked out of his mother’s vehicle following an argument. The deputy then found out that there was an arrest warrant from Dallas County for an unrelated incident. 

Court documents show that when Kennedy was taken to the Greene County Jail, methamphetamine was found on his person and tested positive for 0.29 grams. Kennedy was also ordered to pay over $1,000 in court costs, court-appointed attorney fees and probation enrollment fees. He was originally charged with a Class D Felony for his third or subsequent offense for possession of methamphetamine, but in the plea agreement, Kennedy agreed to pled guilty to the lesser misdemeanor charge.