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Colorado Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Firearm Offense

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on August 20, 2019, Chad Alan Soderman, age 43, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Crime. Soderman was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment for the drug charge and 60 months of imprisonment for the gun charge. The time will run consecutively. He will serve a term of supervised release for five years when released from prison.

On July 7, 2018, while driving from Colorado to Minnesota, two-time convicted felon Chad Alan Soderman was stopped by an Iowa State Patrol Trooper in Pottawattamie County for speeding. Soderman’s vehicle was found to have contained 223.2 grams of methamphetamine, 576.4 grams of marijuana, a loaded 9mm pistol, 61 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a digital scale, and $3,417 in cash.

This case was investigated by the Iowa State Patrol, Council Bluffs Police Department, Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated August 21, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses