Thompson man sentenced to eight years in prison on federal meth dealing charge

SIOUX CITY — A Winnebago County man has been sentenced to eight years in prison on federal methamphetamine distribution charges.

The US Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa’s office says 35-year old Joey Post of Thompson pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to distribute meth. They say evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that from July 2020 through May 2022, Post and others distributed over ten pounds of meth. That included distribution to an individual working with law enforcement on several occasions in Swea City.

While on pretrial release, Post fled the area without notifying the United States Probation Office and was later arrested in Minnesota.

US District Court Chief Judge Leonard Strand sentenced Post this week to eight years imprisonment and ordered him to serve a three-year term of supervised release following his prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.