Man sentenced for trafficking meth in Sioux City area

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A New Mexico man was sentenced to federal prison after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

William Thomas Hill, 41, from Bloomfield, New Mexico, was sentenced on Friday to 262 months in prison as well as 5 years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Northern District of Iowa.

Hill was convicted after a two-day jury trial in Sioux City on September 27, 2018. During the trial, evidence was presented that Hill was trying to sell methamphetamine from Californian in the Sioux City area. He and another defendant allegedly had two pounds of nearly pure methamphetamine which Hll was trying to transfer to the area.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jack Lammers and Mikala Steenholdt, and was investigated by the Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa.  Hill is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

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