Forty-four-year-old Leroy Raffaelli of Sheldon received the prison term in January after a September 2013 guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
When he pled guilty, Raffaelli admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that distributed at least 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine from February 2011 through February 2013. On one occasion in January 2013, in Sheldon, Raffaelli distributed 9.76 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement.
Raffaelli was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark Bennett. Raffaelli was sentenced to 120 months in prison, a special assessment of $100, and he must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Raffaelli is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.