Spencer Man Sentenced to More Than Thirteen Years In Federal Prison

Sioux City, Iowa — A Spencer man who had previously been convicted of Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine in 2004 was sentenced on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and will spend more than 13 years in federal prison.

According to the US Attorney’s Office, 57-year-old Todd Williams of Spencer received the prison term after a November 1, 2023, guilty plea to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.

The US Attorney’s office says evidence showed on March 4, 2023, after receiving information that Williams was possessing and selling methamphetamine, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Williams’ residence in Spencer.  During the execution of the search warrant, law enforcement seized approximately 2.7 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately $50,000 in cash.  Williams was not present during the execution of the search warrant but was observed by law enforcement driving by.  Law enforcement attempted to traffic stop Williams who then led law enforcement on a short pursuit driving at speeds up to 100mph before being stopped and arrested.

Williams was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand to 158 months in federal prison. He must also serve an 8-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.