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Webster City Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years Federal Prison for Meth Offense

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

A man who possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 24, 2022, in federal court in Sioux City.

On August 23, 2021, Joshua Boice, 35, from Webster City, Iowa, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

On March 7, 2020, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of Boice for suspected driving while impaired.  Boice admitted using methamphetamine and marijuana before work that day, and to possessing needles used to inject methamphetamine.  During a subsequent search, law enforcement seized methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, pills, and needles.  On October 18, 2020, law enforcement conducted another traffic stop of Boice in Ames, Iowa.  Law enforcement discovered drug paraphernalia, approximately $4,700 cash, a firearm, and methamphetamine.  In total, Boice possessed with intent to distribute approximately 2 pounds of meth.      

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Boice was sentenced to 128 months 16 days imprisonment and must serve a 5-year term of supervised release following imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.   Boice remains in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison.   

The case was 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 January 25, 2022

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