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Council Bluffs Man Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On August 9, 2017, Ronald Lance Hulme, 55, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 110 months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Hulme will serve five years of supervised release following his imprisonment.


On April 3, 2017, Hulme pleaded guilty to this charge and admitted he distributed methamphetamine in the Southern District of Iowa during the summer of 2016. The charge resulted from a drug trafficking investigation by law enforcement in Council Bluffs.


Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, Council Bluffs Police Department and United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.




Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at



Updated August 9, 2017

Drug Trafficking