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Fort Dodge Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing More Than Two Pounds of Methamphetamine

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

A man who distributed methamphetamine out of a hotel room pled guilty on April 11, 2024, in federal court in Sioux City.

Jordan Todd Taylor, age 34, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was convicted of one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

In a plea agreement, Taylor admitted that he distributed more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine out of a hotel room in Fort Dodge from August 2023 through September 2023.  Law enforcement executed a search warrant of Taylor’s room on September 29, 2023, and observed him dumping a product in the toilet and located additional methamphetamine, several hundred dollars cash, and drug distribution paraphernalia.        

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Taylor remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Taylor faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, and 5 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C.  Fletcher and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Dodge Police Department, and the Iowa State Patrol. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 23-CR-03041.

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Updated April 15, 2024

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