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Sioux city Woman Sentenced To Ten Years For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

February 2, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A Sioux City woman has been sentenced to federal prison for her role in a Sioux City area methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

Cori Hamm, age 37 from Sioux City, received her prison term after a September 11, 2011, guilty plea. Hamm pled to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of distribution of methamphetamine. Hamm was previously convicted of a felony drug offense in Woodbury County, Iowa, on October 14, 1999.

Information provided by the United States at the sentencing and change of plea hearing showed Hamm took delivery of ounce quantities of methamphetamine and resold it to numerous others. The conspiracy lasted from 2010 to April 2011.

Hamm was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Hamm was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $300 was imposed. Hamm must also serve an 8-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers 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; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; 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 is available at The case file number is 11-4086.



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