Sheldon Woman Pleads Guilty In Federal Meth And Fentanyl Conspiracy Case

Sioux City, Iowa — A Sheldon woman has pleaded guilty in a meth and fentanyl conspiracy case.

The US Attorney’s office says 38-year-old Kelli Biller of Sheldon pleaded guilty on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in federal court in Sioux City.  Biller was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.

At the plea hearing, Biller admitted that from about January 2022 through November 2023, she was involved in a conspiracy that distributed at least 1200 grams of methamphetamine and at least 200 grams of fentanyl.  Biller admitted to facilitating the receipt of 2,000 fentanyl pills from a source in Sioux City to later distribute in the Sheldon and Primghar area.  Biller further admitted to obtaining several ounces of methamphetamine from her source for redistribution in and around Northwest Iowa.  During a traffic stop in Sioux City on November 10, 2023, agents seized 19 M30-type fentanyl pills from Biller.    

They tell us sentencing will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Biller remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  She faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, a $1 million fine, and at least three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.


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