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Swea City Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Conspiracy involved at least 1.5 kilograms of meth

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty on February 1, 2023, in federal court in Sioux City.

Joey Post, 34, from Swea City, Iowa, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  At the plea hearing, evidence showed that from February 2022 through May 2022, Post and others distributed 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. 

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Post remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Post 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 Patrick T. Greenwood and was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, and Iowa DCI Laboratory. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-3029.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated February 2, 2023

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