Sioux City Woman, Delfina Torres-Perez Sentenced to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy
Torres-Perez, a convicted drug felon, was caught transporting 20 pounds of methamphetamine from California to northwest Iowa.
(STL.News) A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced February 19, 2021, to more than 18 years in federal prison.
Delfina Torres-Perez, 33, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 25, 2020, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Torres-Perez was previously convicted in the Northern District of Iowa for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in 2012.
Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that from about November 2019 through March 2020, Torres-Perez and others conspired to distribute more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine. On two occasions in March 2020, Torres-Perez distributed about one pound of methamphetamine to persons cooperating with law enforcement. Torres-Perez also traveled to California, obtained 20 pounds of methamphetamine, which she brought back to northwest Iowa, hidden in the gas tank of the vehicle for later distribtuion. Torres-Perez also admitted to involvement in an additional 30 pounds of methamphetamine distribution in the northwest Iowa area, obtained from large-scale sources in the Sioux City area.
Torres-Perez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T.