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Sioux City woman sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to distribute more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine | USAO-NDIA


A Sioux City woman who distributed over 42 pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced on April 19, 2022 to 7 years in federal prison. Heather Sorgdrager, 41, of Sioux City, was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty on October 18, 2021 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

During a plea hearing, Sorgdrager admitted to conspiring to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in and around Sioux City. Sorgdrager admitted to possessing methamphetamine in New Mexico that she intended to bring to Sioux City. In April 2021, New Mexico law enforcement found Sorgdrager and another individual with over 42 pounds of methamphetamine.

Sorgdrager was sentenced in Sioux City by Chief United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand to 84 months in prison. She must also serve a 3-year probation sentence after the prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system. Sorgdrager is being held in the custody of the United States Marshal until she can be transported to federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons and was investigated by the Sioux City, Iowa-based Tri-State Drug Task Force, which consists of members of the Drug Enforcement Administration law enforcement personnel; 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 Counter Narcotics; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigations; and the Woodbury County District Attorney’s Office.

Information on the court file at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.

The file number is 21-CR-4031.

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