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Three Time Drug Dealer With History of Violence Sentenced to 15 Years’ Federal Imprisonment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Lincoln fled from law enforcement tossing a bag of methamphetamine as he ran.

A man with a history of criminal convictions who possessed methamphetamine for distribution was sentenced June 11, 2019, to more than 15 years in federal prison.

Clyde Allen Lincoln, age 37 from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 26, 2018, guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine within a protected location.

Evidence at the change of plea and sentencing revealed Lincoln attempted to flee from the scene of a traffic stop in Sioux City, Iowa on May 22, 2018.  During the foot pursuit, Lincoln discarded a package later determined to contain over 82 grams of pure methamphetamine.  The police caught and subdued Lincoln (who resisted arrest) near the protected areas of Rose Hill Park and Heelan High School in Sioux City, Iowa.

Lincoln’s criminal history included two operating while intoxicated offenses, four assault convictions, a burglary conviction, and two previous convictions for possession with intent to distribute drugs.  He was also on probation when he committed the instant federal offense.

Lincoln was sentenced in Sioux City by Chief United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Lincoln was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve an 8-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

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

The case was investigation by the Sioux City, Iowa Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Forde Fairchild.

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-CR-4075.

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Updated June 12, 2019

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