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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 2, 2016

Three Webster City Men Charged with Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Soon Phatdouang, 43; Touy Khamsai, 41 and Van Khamsai, 41 all from Webster City, Iowa, have been charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  The charges are contained in a Complaint filed on December 1, 2016, in United States District Court in Sioux City. 

The Complaint alleges that, from about January 2016, through December 1, 2016, the men conspired together to distribute methamphetamine in the Hamilton County Iowa area.  During a number of search warrants executed at the residences of Phatdouang and Touy Khamsai in Webster City on December 1, 2016, law enforcement officers seized approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine, 30 pounds of marijuana, over $67,000 cash, and eleven firearms.

If convicted, each face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and five years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment. ­

Soon, Touy and Van appeared today in federal court in Cedar Rapids and were held without bond. 

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Webster City Police Department.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 16-mj-322.

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Updated December 7, 2016