Terril Man Sentenced to Prison on Federal Meth Charge

A Terril man has been sentenced to ten years in jail for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, 47-year-old Timothy Steinbeck was sentenced Wednesday in Sioux City Federal Court. He pleaded guilty to the charge back in April.

During Steinbeck’s sentencing hearing, he admitted that he and others were involved in a conspiracy to distribute nearly six pounds of methamphetamine in northwest Iowa from August 2021 through June 2022. Evidence also showed Steinbeck distributed meth to an individual cooperating with law enforcement on three separate occasions.

On June 15th of last year, law enforcement searched Steinbeck’s residence in Royal and seized additional methamphetamine. Firearms were recovered from a relative’s home that same day. Federal prosecutors say Steinbeck was trying to hide them from law enforcement.

Steinbeck is being held in the custody of a U.S. Marshal pending transport to a federal prison.

The case was investigated by a number of agencies including the Clay and O’Brien County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Clay County Attorney’s Office.