Las Vegas Man Sentenced To Over Eight Years In Prison In Drug Case

Sioux City, Iowa — A Las Vegas, Nevada man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison in a drug case with ties to northwest Iowa.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 58-year-old James Conlan was sentenced this past week after pleading guilty in January of this year to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Evidence presented during court proceedings showed that between January and December of 2021, Conlan and others were involved in a conspiracy that distributed more than a kilogram of methamphetamine across northwest Iowa. Conlan also admitted he used the U.S. Postal Service to send meth from Las Vegas, Nevada to an undercover post office box in Spencer on two occasions.

In addition to the prison time Conlan will be required to serve a term of four years of supervised release. He remains in the custody of a U.S. Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison.