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Sioux City Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Offenses

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on May 29, 2019, Jose Valentin Carrillo, age 35, of Sioux City, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey for Conspiracy and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. Valentin Carrillo was sentenced to prison terms of 190 months each for Counts 1 and 2; the sentence is to run concurrently. The prison term will be followed by a term of supervised release of five years on each count, also to run concurrently.

According to court documents, Valentin Carrillo organized and arranged the transportation of approximately eight kilograms of methamphetamine from Kansas City, Missouri to Nebraska City, Nebraska. On August 13, 2017, the vehicle transporting the methamphetamine was stopped by law enforcement in Fremont County, Iowa.

This case was investigated by Fremont County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated May 31, 2019

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