Sioux City Man, Nicholas Thompson to Federal Prison for Meth
Thompson had a previous conviction for conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine in 2010.
(STL.News) A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced February 23, 2021, to 11 years in federal prison.
Nicholas Thompson, 30, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a September 24, 2020, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Thompson was previously convicted of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa on November 9, 2010.
Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that between January 2019 and January 2020, Thompson and others conspired to distribute at least 5000 grams of methamphetamine mixture. On two occasions in July and December of 2019, Thompson was stopped by law enforcement and found in possession of about ½ ounce of methamphetamine. Later in December 2019, Thompson was apprehended pursuant to an arrest warrant and found in possession of more than two ounces of methamphetamine. Then in January 2020, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by Thompson. The driver attempted to flee in the vehicle and ran over stop-sticks deployed by law enforcement.