SIOUX CITY, IOWA – Three men from Webster City have been sent to federal prison for well over a decade each for a methamphetamine conspiracy.
Soon Phatdouang, 44; Touy Khamsai, 42 and Van Khamsai, 42 all from Webster City, Iowa, received the prison terms after their guilty pleas to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Van and Phatdouang also pled guilty to a possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime count. Touy pled guilty to a second count of distribution of methamphetamine, and agreed to a sentencing enhancement for possession of a firearm while distributing methamphetamine.
At the guilty plea, each admitted to their involvement in a conspiracy that distributed methamphetamine in the Webster City, area. On a number of occasions in the fall of 2016, Phatdouang, Van and Touy distributed and aided and abetted each other in the distribution of methamphetamine in controlled drug transactions with law enforcement. During a number of search warrants executed at the residences of Phatdouang, V. and T. Khamsai in Webster City on December 1, 2016, law enforcement officers seized approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine, 30 pounds of marijuana, over $67,000 cash, and eleven firearms.
Each were sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Phatdouang was sentenced to 200 months’ imprisonment; V. Khamsai was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment; and T. Khamsai was sentenced to 140 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed for each. T. Khamsai must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release; and Phatdouang and V. Khamsai must each serve a five-year term of supervised release after their respective prison terms. There is no parole in the federal system. Each are being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Department and Webster City Police Department, Fort Dodge Police Department and the United States Marshall’s Service.