Cherokee Man Will Serve Time in Federal Prison for Meth Conviction

A Cherokee man was sentenced this week in Sioux City Federal Court to serve over two years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

38-year-old Jason Werner pleaded guilty back in June for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Evidence at plea and sentencing hearings showed Werner was involved in a conspiracy from December 2019 through May 2022 in which at least one-and-a-half kilograms of meth was distributed. Werner assisted at least seven others in the conspiracy in obtaining about four pounds of meth and one pound of marijuana from sources in California and Nevada, and transporting the drugs in a hidden vehicle compartment to Cherokee for further distribution.

Werner was sentenced to serve two years and four months imprisonment. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.

Werner is being held in the custody of the U.S. Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison.