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Sioux City Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
McPeek and his associates brought pounds of meth to Sioux City from Omaha, and distributed that meth within 1000 feet of Cook Park.

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty August 19, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City.

Bradley McPeek, Sr., 60, from Sioux City, Iowa, was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine within a protected location.

At the plea hearing, McPeek admitted that from about July 2017 through December 2018 he participated in the distribution of more than 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in Sioux City.  McPeek distributed methamphetamine at his residence that was within 1000 feet of Cook Park.  McPeek admitted that he and others involved in the conspiracy would regularly travel to Omaha, NE to obtain multiple ounces up to pounds of methamphetamine to bring back to Sioux City to split up and distribute to others.  

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  McPeek remains in custody of the United States Marshal and will remain in custody pending sentencing.  McPeek faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $20,000,000 fine, and at least ten years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by 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 19-4018.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated August 21, 2019

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