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Milford, Iowa Man Sentenced to Federal Prison For Drug Conviction

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

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the Milford area was sentenced on May 16, 2017, to 10 years in federal prison.


Jeremy Hoffman, age 29, from Milford, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 11, 2017, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.


In a plea agreement, Hoffman admitted he and others conspired to distribute methamphetamine from about 2014 through October 18, 2016, in the Northern District of Iowa and elsewhere. Hoffman was personally involved in the distribution of at least 1.3 kilograms of methamphetamine, selling as much as a half-pound to a single customer per week. During the conspiracy, Hoffman sent text messages detailing an incident in which someone stole “ten grand” from him. In those text messages, Hoffman stated that he retaliated against that individual by violently assaulting him with the handle of a pickaxe.

Hoffman was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand. Hoffman was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.


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


The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Ajay Alexander and investigated by the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.


Court file information at

The case file number is CR16-4091.


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Updated May 25, 2017

Drug Trafficking