South Sioux City Man Sentenced to 235 months in Prison on Methamphetamine and Firearm Charges
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jacob W. Deng, 33, was sentenced on June 29, 2015, to 235 months in prison after a jury trial resulted in guilty verdicts on charges of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Distribution of Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Marijuana, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. On April 3, 2015, Deng was found guilty of all charges after a two and a half day jury trial before the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, United States District Judge.
The evidence presented at trial revealed that on April 17, 2014, South Sioux City DEA Task Force Officers executed a search warrant on Deng’s South Sioux City apartment and discovered approximately two ounces of crystal methamphetamine, multiple ounces of marijuana, drug packaging materials, over $7,000 in cash, and two firearms. Prior to the execution of the search warrant, Deng delivered methamphetamine to a cooperating witness while inside his apartment. At the time of the delivery Deng had a prior felony conviction for delivery of a controlled substance.
This case was the result of an investigation by the South Sioux City Police Department and DEA Tri-State Drug Task Force.