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Northwood man pleads guilty to Cerro Gordo Co. drug crime

Arrested in November 2018 traffic stop.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2019 7:11 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man arrested for what authorities called a “large amount” of meth pleads guilty to possessing far less.

Michael James Anderson, 31 of Northwood, has entered a guilty plea to possession with intent to deliver less than five grams of methamphetamine. Law enforcement says he was caught with well over that after a traffic stop on November 11. Anderson also pleaded guilty to failure to use a drug tax stamp.

As part of his plea deal, Anderson has been sentenced to three to five years of probation. He must also spend up to 180 days in a residential correctional facility and follow all recommended treatment from a substance abuse and mental health evaluation.

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