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

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Media Advisory

Methamphetamine remains a dangerous drug that adversely affects the health and safety of our communities.  Methamphetamine trafficking also often involves the use of firearms and violence.  The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to prosecuting those who profit from trafficking and selling this poison.  Two ongoing cases in federal district court in Sioux City demonstrate both the dangers methamphetamine represent and the importance of prosecuting these dangerous drug traffickers.

On October 8, 2020, Monee Yodprasit will be sentenced in federal district court in Sioux City, Iowa, following his conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  In addition, another defendant, Liborio Martinez-Rubio, is pending sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  

On October 8, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., representatives of the United States Attorney’s Office, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Sioux City Police Department will hold a press conference in front of the Sioux City Police Department, 601 Douglas St., in Sioux City, Iowa, to discuss the cases.


Event Details

When:       October 8, 2020

Where:      Sioux City Police Department, 601 Douglas St.

Time:        4:00 p.m.


Press releases and interview opportunities will be available. 

To RSVP, please email Timothy Duax at or call 712-202-1712.

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Community Outreach
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 6, 2020