SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 5, 2022, in federal court in Sioux City.
Brett Michael Walking Eagle, 42, from Sloan, Iowa, pled guilty April 15, 2021, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a protected location.
At the hearings, evidence showed that on or about December 2, 2019, Walking Eagle had a discussion with another individual regarding the sale of meth. Walking Eagle instructed the individual to travel to the Boys and Girls Home parking lot in Sioux City, Iowa to meet with a coconspirator who would provide the methamphetamine. Law enforcement then apprehended the coconspirator at the Boys and Girls Home as he was waiting to distribute the methamphetamine.
Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Walking Eagle remains in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison. Walking Eagle was sentenced to 70 months’ and must serve an 8-year term of supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick T. Greenwood and was investigated by 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.