Loggins Loses Appeal

A Havelock man… convicted by a jury in 2010 of meth charges… was turned down by the Iowa Court of Appeals for post conviction relief.

Jerry Loggins was found guilty of possession of a precursor with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance and third-offense possession of meth. In his direct appeal, Loggins claimed his attorney was ineffective for allowing him to wear jail clothing during trial.

The court of appeals ruled they agreed with the district court that Loggins cannot prove he suffered prejudice as a result of counsel’s alleged errors. The court re-affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Loggins’s application. Loggins was originally sentenced to five years in prison.

Loggins and two others were arrested in February of 2010 in connection with a months-long investigation into the manufacture and sale of methamphetamine in the Storm Lake area.

The Storm Lake Police Department made the arrests after officers found what they believed was meth during a search of Loggins’ residence in Havelock. That led to a search of a rural Sac County residence, there police located the remnants of a meth lab.

Storm Lake police were assisted in the investigation by the Pocahontas and Sac County Sheriff’s Offices… and the Department of Public Safety.