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South Sioux City Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

A South Sioux City man who conspired to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine was sentenced April 29, 2022, to 10 years in federal prison.  Miguel Ceron, age 25, from South Sioux City, Nebraska, received the prison term after a December 6, 2021, guilty plea.  Ceron admitted to conspiring to distribute approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine in March 2021. 

Ceron was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Ceron was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

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

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons and was investigated by 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 21-4039.

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Updated May 5, 2022

Drug Trafficking