Sioux City Man Who Distributed Over 90 Pounds of Methamphetamine Sentenced to Federal Prison

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A Sioux City man who sold large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine around Sioux City was sentenced April 28, 2022 to more than 20 years in federal prison.  Isidro Jaramillo, age 41, from Sioux City, received the prison term after a November 17, 2021, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. 

Evidence showed that beginning in 2019 Jaramillo started selling approximately 40 pounds of meth per month in the Siouxland area.  By December 2019, he stored over two pounds of cocaine, 68 pounds of marijuana, and 28 pounds of methamphetamine in a co-conspirator’s basement and coordinated the sale of the drugs, which originated from Mexico, over the course of a few months.  In March of 2021, Jaramillo sold 6 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer for $10,000.  During a subsequent search of Jaramillo’s residence, agents located approximately 3 pounds of methamphetamine and the $10,000 in cash used to purchase the 6 pounds of methamphetamine.  Jaramillo was previously convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

Jaramillo was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Jaramillo was sentenced to 250 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 10-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Jaramillo 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 Ron Timmons and was investigated by the 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

The case file number is 21-04021.

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