Spencer Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

A Spencer man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced this past Friday in Sioux City Federal Court to serve more than 19 years in prison.

Earlier this year, 55-year-old Armando Silva Reyes pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Meth, and two counts of Possession With Intent to Distribute Meth. Evidence showed that from January of 2020 to February of 2021, Silva Reyes and others were involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in northern Iowa. On at least two separate occasions, Silva Reyes distributed more than a quarter pound of pure meth to individuals cooperating with law enforcement. On February 3rd of last year, Silva Reyes and others received approximately three pounds of meth through the U.S. Postal Service at the Spencer post office.

Silva Reyes is being held in the custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transported to a federal prison. The case was investigated by several agencies, including the Buena Vista and Clay County Sheriff’s offices.