Sibley Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Methamphetamine


By KCRG Intern

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man will spend at least five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine in the northwest corner of the state.

Federal prosecutors say Esmelin Belloso-Valle pleaded guilty last week to selling meth and conspiring with others to sell it.

Prosecutors say the 48-year-old Sibley man was involved with selling meth in the Sioux City area in 2011 and early 2012.

Belloso-Valle and some of the people he was involved with sold more than 200 grams of methamphetamine to undercover police officers. And at least one of those sales happened near a school.

Belloso-Valle's minimum sentence will be five years, but he could be sentenced to a maximum of 80 years in prison.

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