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California Meth Dealer Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A California man who was providing meth to dealers in Sioux City and the tri-state area pled guilty August 3, 2022, in federal court in Sioux City.

Francisco Fabian Gurrola-Garcia, age 35, from Los Angeles, California, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  At the plea hearing, Gurrola-Garcia admitted to conspiring to sell methamphetamine around Sioux City and the tri-state area.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Gurrola-Garcia remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Gurrola-Garcia faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, and 5 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 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

The case file number is 21-4055.

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Updated August 4, 2022

Drug Trafficking