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Sioux City couple sentenced for crack distribution


SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - A Sioux City couple who conspired to distribute crack cocaine are sentenced to federal prison.

On August 16, Douglas Young, 37, and Samantha Grant, 25, each from Sioux City, received the prison terms. They pled guilty on May 13, 2013, to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Young and Grant each admitted their involvement from about 2011 and continuing through about August 21, 2012, that distributed at least 500 grams of crack cocaine.

During a traffic stop on August 21, 2012, officers conducted a search of Young and Grant and seized approximately two ounces of crack cocaine.

Young and Grant intended to distribute the crack cocaine to individuals in Sioux City, Iowa. Young and Grant traveled to Omaha, Nebraska on a number of occasions, transporting between ½ ounce to 4 ½ ounce quantities of crack cocaine back to Sioux City for redistribution.

Grant was sentenced to 39 months' imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed for each. And each must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison terms. There is no parole in the federal system.

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