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Webster City man, woman get 31 combined years in federal pen for making, using “pure” meth near child


This news story was published on March 11, 2013.
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SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 6, 2013, to fourteen years in federal prison.

Alicia Mofle, 25, from Webster City, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 8, 2012, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute actual (pure) methamphetamine; one count of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture actual (pure) methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a protected location, namely Nakomis City Park, Webster City, Iowa.

At the guilty plea, Mofle admitted that from January 2012 through May 2012, she and others manufactured at least 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs and prescription records obtained in the investigation, starting in January 2012 through May 2012, Mofle acquired more than 158 grams of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine which included 100 grams of pseudoephedrine purchased through prescription. On April 24, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Ryan Kern’s residence (see story below). Officers seized multiple reaction vessels from the basement of the residence and outside trash indicative of a methamphetamine manufacturing lab. Officers also seized 11 prepackaged baggies of methamphetamine totaling 3.5 grams, ½ gram of methamphetamine was “drying” and 1 bag (½ gram) was found on the ground outside the residence, for a total of 4.5 grams of methamphetamine.

The evidence established that Mofle’s 4-5 year old child had been present when Mofle and others used methamphetamine as well as when methamphetamine manufacturing took place at the residence, thereby exposing the child to a substantial risk of harm to the, including the harm from toxic chemical fumes that proliferated throughout the house during this process.

Mofle was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Mofle was sentenced to 168 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed. She must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Mofle is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Webster City Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

On her Facebook page, Mofle recently posted “whats up im now staying in mason city” and also says her daughter, who she claims is 5 years old, “is a very vibrant and clever little girl. Shes daddys girl. Ryan and i have been together for two and half years. He and cianna are my world.”

Photo of Alicia Mofle from her public facebook page

Photo of Alicia Mofle from her public facebook page

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A man who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 8, 2013, to more than seventeen years in federal prison.

Ryan Kern, 44, from Webster City, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 8, 2012, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute actual (pure) methamphetamine; one count of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture actual (pure) methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a protected location, namely Nakomis City Park, Webster City, Iowa; and one count of possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Kern admitted that from January 2012 through May 2012, he and others manufactured at least 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs and prescription records obtained in the investigation, starting in January 2012 through May 2012, Kern and others involved acquired more than 300 grams of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine which included 100 grams of pseudoephedrine purchased through prescription. On April 24, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Kern’s residence. Officers seized multiple reaction vessels from the basement of the residence and outside trash indicative of a methamphetamine manufacturing lab. Officers also seized 11 prepackaged baggies of methamphetamine totaling 3.5 grams, ½ gram of methamphetamine was “drying” and 1 bag (½ gram) was found on the ground outside the residence, for a total of 4.5 grams of methamphetamine.

The evidence established that a 4-5 year old child had been present when Kern and others used methamphetamine as well as when methamphetamine manufacturing took place at the residence, exposing the child to a substantial risk of harm, including from toxic chemical fumes that proliferated throughout the house during this process.

Kern was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Kern was sentenced to 210 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $300 was imposed. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system. Kern is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

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14 Responses to Webster City man, woman get 31 combined years in federal pen for making, using “pure” meth near child

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    Cuddly Momma Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    These two losers are going to a better place… for us. With them off the streets, we can all sleep a little sounder knowing they are rotting in a jail cell. Glad to see she was hold up in the 50401. I’m sure we all enjoyed her presence here.

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      proud pit owner Reply Report comment

      March 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Meth isnt really that bad i myself have tried it a few times it didnt really faze me and this in no good reason to send too decent ppl to jail jus sayin there werse thingz out there aperson can do than smokin a little rock

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        Katie Reply Report comment

        March 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

        Too bad the first hit didn’t land you in the hospital to teach you a lesson.

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          proud pit owner Reply Report comment

          March 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm

          u must be smoking rock ur self i never hearda no one in a hosptial from a hit or to of meth and by the way dont need no lessen learned i learn plenty gettin up n goin to work every morning, taking caring care my babies n my pup so shut your mouth lady

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        somebody's mother Reply Report comment

        March 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm

        Better things like going to school to learn to spell and write sentences? Trollin trollin trolin keep them doggies rollin. Hitum up shootum up you can run butyou can’t hiiiide!

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          proud pit owner Reply Report comment

          March 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

          Yaaa keep trollin keep talkin the smack. about me ima least as smart as u HOPE to be b an. me n babies r doing great n i havnt smoked in weeks n IF and i say IF i did they would be asleep in their room NOT near me n my crew. so GET real OR. we WILL roll up.

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      somebody's mother Reply Report comment

      March 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      I’m grateful the child won’t have to worry about getting blown up and suffer painful burns or die because it’s mother was a useless tool.

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    Kunstler's Ghost Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    In post-industrial America, the drug trade, an exciting $400B global industry, is about the only place hiring now. Why not applaud her entrepreneurial spirit? It’s nice to see something made in America for a change.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    They should have just shot her and been done with it. Just another brain dead druggy that we have to support.

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    another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Thank God she didn’t murder anyone or she’d get out of prison at some point.

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      somebody's mother Reply Report comment

      March 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Or if she played her cards different she could hire some one like Cannon did to commit murder and get only 5 years. UN-REAL!