Council Bluffs Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Vance Campbell, 38, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced today to 15 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine with one prior serious drug felony by Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon. Following his release from prison, Campbell will serve 10 years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Officers observed Campbell at a gas station in Omaha and were aware that he had a warrant.  Officers made contact with Campbell and arrested him.  A K-9 indicated to the odor of narcotics on Campbell’s vehicle and after a subsequent search, officers found 189 grams of actual methamphetamine and $4,189 in United States currency.

Campbell had a prior serious drug felony conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in the District of Nebraska in 2003, which he served 168 months in federal prison. As a result of this prior conviction for a serious drug felony, he faced a statutory minimum sentence of 15 years.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.