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Eagle Grove man sentenced to federal prison

Joe Santillan Joe Santillan

Pleaded guilty to dealing meth.

Posted: Oct 2, 2018 3:53 PM

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – A Wright County man is going to federal prison for dealing meth.

Joe Ramon Santillan, 46 of Eagle Grove, was convicted in March of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. He admitted to distributing more than 1500 grams of a meth mixture in Hamilton, Webster, and Humboldt counties, particularly in Eagle Grove and Webster City.

Law enforcement raided Santillan’s home on November 9, 2017, and seized about one pound of meth, packaging materials, a digital scale, two loaded handguns, four rifles, a shotgun, and about $33,000 in cash.

Santillan has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

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