A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced February 26, 2021, to more than 2 years in federal prison.
Dustin Noble, 38, from Lake Park, Iowa, received the prison term after an October 13, 2020, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Evidence at the hearings showed that, between November 2019 and March 2020, Noble and others conspired to distribute at least 5,000 grams of pure methamphetamine. Noble admitted to helping acquire and transport 20 pounds of methamphetamine from a source of supply in California for which he was to receive money and/or methamphetamine. Noble also admitted to helping acquire methamphetamine in three trips to Sioux City to obtain ½ to one pound quantities of methamphetamine in January/February 2020, from another source of supply.
Noble was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Noble was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Noble is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa, that consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department; Homeland Security Investigations; Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office; South Sioux City, Nebraska, Police Department; Nebraska State Patrol; Iowa National Guard; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; and Woodbury County Attorney’s Office.
Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 20-4051. Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.