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32-Year-Old Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Crack Conspiracy

January 26, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A man who conspired to distribute crack cocaine was sentenced January 25, 2012, to 11 years in federal prison.

Kelly Randall, 32, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 14, 2011, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and one count of distribution of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of a protected location. Randall previously convicted of three felony drug offenses, namely: delivery of controlled substance on December 13, 2002, in Woodbury County, Iowa District Court; possession of cocaine with intent to deliver on May 10, 1999; and possession of a controlled substance, cocaine on February 27, 1998, both in Mississippi County, Arkansas, Osceola District Court.

At the guilty plea, Randall admitted his participation in a conspiracy that distributed more than 280 grams (about 10 ounces) of crack cocaine in Sioux City, Iowa, from about 2005 and continuing through about 2010. Randall also admitted to distributing over 9 grams of crack cocaine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement on two occasions in March 2010. These distributions took place within 1000 feet of Cook Park in Sioux City, Iowa.

Randall was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Randall was sentenced to 132 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed. He must also serve a 8-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Randall is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and 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 is available at The case file number is 11-4001.



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