Wayne and Clarke County Men Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking Offenses
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa
DES MOINES, IA – On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, United States District Court Senior Judge James E. Gritzner sentenced Jaime Morales Cisneros, age 27, of Corydon, to 126 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of actual methamphetamine announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. On the same date, Judge Gritzner sentenced Chad Andrew Moore, age 39, of Allerton, to 141 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; and Seth Brian Miller, age 28, of Corydon, to four years of probation for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
The above individuals were the last participants to be sentenced of the defendants charged in this methamphetamine conspiracy. On March 10, 2021, Judge Gritzner sentenced Travis Wesley Boyce, age 47, of Humeston, to 97 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. On March 10, 2021, Judge Gritzner sentenced Ruben Rios-Sanchez, age 33, of Osceola, who was charged in a separate indictment, to 300 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine. Following each of the prison terms the defendants will serve several years of supervised release.
In 2017 and 2018, Osceola-resident Rios-Sanchez was supplying Morales with methamphetamine for re-distribution. Morales in turn supplied Moore, Boyce, and Miller with methamphetamine that they sold to customers in South Central Iowa. At times, Rios-Sanchez also directly supplied Moore, Boyce, and Miller with methamphetamine. The conspiracy involved drug transactions in several South-Central Iowa Counties, including Wayne, Clarke, and Lucas.
This case was investigated by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, South Central Iowa Drug Task Force, Osceola Police Department, Chariton Police Department, Centerville Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Des Moines Police Department, Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force, and the Wayne County Attorney’s Office. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
Rachel J. Scherle
Rachel J. Scherle
Updated March 31, 2021