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Sioux City man sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute meth

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - A Sioux City man will spend the next two decades in federal prison after pleading guilty to intending to distribute methamphetamine in the area.

According to a press release, 40-year-old Levi Hamilton has been sentenced to 262 months' imprisonment and must serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Hamilton received the prison term after pleading guilty to the charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

At a plea hearing, Hamilton admitted on Aug. 25, 2020, and through Aug. 27, 2020, he and another individual received 2.7 pounds of meth via mail which they intended to redistribute around the Sioux City area.

Hamilton has an extensive criminal record with over 20 convictions. His prior convictions include:

  • Serious assault on a peace officer.
  • Three theft convictions.
  • Two eluding a peace officer convictions.
  • Terrorism.
  • Resisting arrest.
  • Possession of a controlled substance.
  • Three eluding convictions.
  • Assault on a peace officer
  • Domestic abuse.
  • Serious assault.   

Hamilton is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

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