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Sioux City Man to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

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

A man who conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 29, 2018, to more than seven years in federal prison.


Daniel Hodges, 35, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 15, 2017, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.


At the guilty plea, Hodges admitted he was involved in a conspiracy that distributed more than a pound of methamphetamine in the Sioux City area from January 2017 through about April 29, 2017.  During a traffic stop on April 29, 2017, officers seized over 90 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine from Hodge’s person.


Hodges was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Leonard T. Strand.  Hodges was sentenced to 90 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.


Hodges 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 Mikala M. Steenholdt and investigated by the Tri-State Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Sioux City Police Department, South Sioux City Police Department, Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration, Iowa Criminalistics, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 


Court file information at

The case file number is 17-4044.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated January 30, 2018

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