Three Webster City men sentenced for federal drug charges

WEBSTER CITY — Three men from Webster City have been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to a drug conspiracy.

The United States attorney’s office, Northern District of Iowa, identified the men as Soon Phatdouang, 44; Touy Khamsai, 42, and Van Khamsai, 42.

All three men had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Van Khamsai and Phatdouang had also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Touy Khamsai had pleaded guilty to a second count of distribution of methamphetamine, and agreed to a sentencing enhancement for possession of a firearm while distributing methamphetamine, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

At their guilty plea hearings, all three admitted to being involved in a meth distribution conspiracy in the Webster City area.

Search warrants were executed on Dec. 1, 2016, at their residences, and according to the U.S. attorney’s office, officers seized approximately 26 pounds of meth, 30 pounds of marijuana, more than $67,000 in cash and 11 firearms.

Phatdouang received 16 and a half years in prison, while Touy Khamsai received 11 and a half years and Van Khamsai was sentenced to 15 years.

They are being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Department, Webster City Police Department, Fort Dodge Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service.