A Sioux City man who sold methamphetamine, oxycodone, and fentanyl was sentenced February 23, 2021, to more than 8 years in federal prison.
Rufus Joy Stevens, age 39, from Sioux City, IA, received the prison term after a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone in Sioux City.
Stevens admitted that in February 2020 he conspired and possessed with the intent to distribute over 100 oxycodone pills, over 27 grams of methamphetamine, and 10 fentanyl patches around the Sioux City area.
Stevens was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Stevens was sentenced to 105 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a six-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Stevens is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons 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.
Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 20-4059.
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Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of Iowa