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Thompson Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Post conspired to distribute approximately 10 pounds of methamphetamine

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced May 30, 2023, in federal court in Sioux City.

Joey Post, 35, from Thompson, Iowa, pled guilty on February 1, 2023, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that from July 2020 through May 2022, Post and others distributed over 10 pounds of methamphetamine.  This included distribution to an individual working with law enforcement on several occasions in Swea City, Iowa.  While on pretrial release for the instant federal charges, Post fled the area without notifying the United States Probation Office and was later arrested in Minnesota.   

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Post was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment and must serve a three-year term of supervised release following imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

The case was 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 May 31, 2023

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