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Sioux City Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Charge

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

A man who possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty June 13, 2023, in federal court in Sioux City.

Kelly Malloy, 55, from Sioux City, Iowa, was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute and aiding and abetting another in the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing, Malloy admitted that on October 26, 2022, he was stopped by Le Mars Police Department.  During the traffic stop law enforcement located over 76 grams of pure methamphetamine.  Further evidence showed that Malloy intended to distribute some or all of the methamphetamine to another person. 

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

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Le Mars Police Department and the Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa, that consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department; Homeland Security Investigations; Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office; South Sioux City, Nebraska, Police Department; Nebraska State Patrol; Iowa National Guard; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; and Woodbury County Attorney’s Office.   

Court file information at

The case file number is 23-4007.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated June 16, 2023

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