United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa

11/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2021 17:09

Sioux City Man Selling Large Quantities of Methamphetamine Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

A Sioux City man who sold large quantities of methamphetamine around Sioux City pled guilty on November 17, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.

Isidro Jaramillo, age 41, from Sioux City, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Jaramillo sold 6 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer for $10,000 in March 2021. During a subsequent search of Jaramillo's residence, agents located approximately 3 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately $10,000 in cash used to purchase the 6 pounds of methamphetamine. Jaramillo was previously convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, Case No. 09-CR-00422, of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Jaramillo remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Jaramillo faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years' imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of up to life imprisonment, a $20,000,000 fine, and 10 years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons and was investigated by the Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa, that consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department; Homeland Security Investigations; Woodbury County Sheriff's Office; South Sioux City, Nebraska, Police Department; Nebraska State Patrol; Iowa National Guard; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; and Woodbury County Attorney's Office.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.

The case file number is 21-4021.

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