- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Four people convicted of selling meth in O’Brien County have been sentenced to federal prison.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1PAIrwU ) that 49-year-old Joe Leal, 31-year-old Mackenzie Jellema, 37-year-old Isaac Esquivel and 30-year-old Valerie Ortega were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

Leal was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison, and Ortega received three years and six months. Jellema was sentenced to four years in prison, and Esquivel was sentenced to a three-year prison term.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the four admitted to the sale of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Law enforcement officers also made undercover purchases from them totaling 271 grams.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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