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Sioux City man sentenced for distributing methamphetamine

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KWWL) – A man who distributed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine was sentenced on September 5th to 10 years in federal prison according to the United States Department of Justice.

Andrew Karlos Orellana (40) from Sioux City, Iowa received the prison term after a guilty plea to one Count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. In a Plea Agreement, Orellana admitted to distributing a quarter pound of methamphetamine for $3,200.

Orellana has a long criminal history including Theft, Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Trespass, and Assault in the Second and Third Degree, Burglary in the Third Degree, Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated, Public Intoxication, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Orellana was sentenced in Sioux City by United State District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Orellana was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment and fined $100. Orellana must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Orellana 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 Jack Lammers and investigated by Sioux City Police Department and the Tri-State Drug Task Force.

KWWL Staff

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