Gavel and flag - federal court ruling

SIOUX CITY—A California man was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 17, to 10 years in federal prison.

Forty-three-year-old Wesley Wood of San Marcos, CA, received the prison term after a May 26 guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

In a plea agreement, Wood admitted he conspired to distribute multiple pounds of methamphetamine to Sheldon in the U.S. Postal Service.

He was sentenced in Sioux City by U.S. District Chief Judge Leonard Strand.

Wood also must serve a four-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Wood remains in custody of the U.S. Marshals Services until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by assistant U.S. attorney Ron Timmons and investigated by U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City that consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sioux City Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Woodbury County Attorney’s Office.