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Webster City Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Possession

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

A man who possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it pled guilty on August 23, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.

Joshua Boice, age 35, from Webster City, Iowa, was convicted of one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing, Boice admitted that, in March 2020, he possessed over 50 grams of pure methamphetamine, and that he planned to distribute some or all of the methamphetamine to others.  

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Boice remains in custody of the United States Marshal and will remain in custody pending sentencing.  Boice 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 Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Webster City Police Department, Iowa State University Police Department, and Iowa DCI Laboratory. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 20-3048.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated August 31, 2021

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