Heartland man may be changing plea in federal drug case
DES MOINES —
A Heartland man facing federal drug dealing charges may be preparing to enter a guilty plea.
Timothy McClain, 58, had previously pleaded not guilty to four counts related to drug trafficking.
But the federal online court docket says that a change of plea hearing has now been scheduled for July 10.
McClain was arrested in February after law enforcement uncovered nearly $220,000 and 200 grams of meth in his Promise City home.
It would make sense that McClain is considering a plea deal.
Because he has previous drug convictions, prosecutors had asked the court for sentence enhancements if he were convicted.
That opened up McClain to the possibility he would face a life sentence if convicted.
Court records show that if a deal isn't in the works, McClain still has an August 20 trial date.
The docket doesn't indicate what the terms of deal for McClain might look like.