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Arizona man sent to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 23, 2019, to four years in federal prison.

Henock Castillo, 33, from Mesa, Arizona, received the prison term after a March 18, 2019, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Castillo admitted he participated in a conspiracy that distributed at least 13 kilograms of methamphetamine. Castillo arranged for the delivery of methamphetamine to Sioux City. Castillo obtained the meth from his source in Mexico and traveled from Phoenix to Sioux City with the methamphetamine for distribution in Sioux City.

Castillo was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Castillo was sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Castillo 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 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.


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