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Iowa man who received packages of meth concealed in women’s corsets sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – Fabian Alcaraz-Santillan, 25, from Sioux City, Iowa, was sentenced on January 31, 2022, to 123 months in federal prison.

Alcaraz-Santillan pled guilty on September 8, 2021, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the hearings, evidence showed that from August 2020 through September 11, 2020, Alcaraz-Santillan and others conspired to distribute more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine in the Sioux City area. Alcaraz-Santillan received multiple packages of methamphetamine concealed in women’s corsets from Mexico with the intent for further distribution.

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Alcaraz-Santillan was sentenced to 123 months imprisonment and must serve a 5-year term of supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. Alcaraz-Santillan remains in custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison.

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.

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