Larchwood, Iowa — A California man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison.
36-year-old Daryl David Blair, from Los Osos, California, received the prison term
after a September 18, 2020, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute
At sentencing, Blair was found to have been involved with trafficking 16 pounds of methamphetamine across California, Iowa, and South Dakota. On February 8, 2020, while patrolling the Grand Falls Casino parking lot in Larchwood, law enforcement searched a vehicle connected to Blair and ultimately recovered nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine, and drug trafficking materials. Earlier that winter, Blair and his coconspirators had brought pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest for distribution.
Blair was sentenced in Federal District Court in Sioux City to 140-months in a federal prison, along with a 5-year term of supervised probation after his prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Authorities say the case was investigated by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Attorney’s Office, and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.