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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DeanCoconspirator And Local Methamphetamine Dealer Both Sentenced To Federal Prison

A Sioux City man was sentenced October 24, 2014, to 10 years in federal prison, and a Sioux City woman was also sentenced on October 24, 2014, to 5 years in federal prison. 

Craig Barclay, age 34, from Sioux City, received his prison term after a February 27, 2014, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Sarah Berg, age 33, from Sioux City, received her prison term after a May 5, 2014, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, one count of interfering with commerce by robbery, one count of carjacking, and one count of transporting a stolen vehicle interstate.

Evidence presented at the Jamal and Levon Dean trial revealed on April 15, 2013, Sarah Berg took the Deans along as muscle to an encounter with Jeffery Rollinger (who at the time of the robbery was a drug dealer).  As soon as they arrived at Rollinger’s location he was robbed at gunpoint of his illegal drugs and other property and carjacked.  In a second robbery committed on April 24, 2013, Jamal and Levon Dean robbed Craig Barclay at gunpoint stealing illegal drugs and other property from Barclay, who at the time of the robbery was a drug dealer.

The October 24, sentencings were punishment for Berg’s role in the April 15 offense and Barclay’s drug trafficking. 

Barclay and Berg were sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Barclay was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  Berg was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $400 was imposed.  Barclay must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term and Berg must serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Both Barclay and Berg are being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number for Barclay is 13-4106 and the case file number for Berg is 13-4082.

The case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a cooperative local, state, and federal program aimed at the enhanced prosecution of gun and violent crimes.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the United States Marshal’s Service, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Tri State Drug Task Force, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Sioux City, Iowa Police Department, the South Sioux City, Nebraska Police Department, the Woodbury County (Iowa) Attorney’s Office, the Dakota County (Nebraska) Attorney’s Office, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Dakota County (Nebraska) Sheriff’s Office and the Woodbury County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Forde Fairchild.

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Updated February 19, 2015