SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced May 10, 2013, to ten years in federal prison.
Christina Fulkerson, 39, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 25, 2013, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
At the guilty plea, Fulkerson admitted her involvement in a conspiracy from about 2011 through October 2012 that distributed more than 150 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine in the Fort Dodge, Iowa, area. Fulkerson also admitted to distributing more than 19 grams of methamphetamine during four separate transactions with individuals cooperating with law enforcement. On October 1, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Fulkerson’s residence and seized over 30 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine which Fulkerson admitted she planned to distribute to others. Fulkerson’s residence was within 1000 feet of a protected location, Holy Rosary School Park.
Fulkerson was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Fulkerson was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed. She must also serve a ten-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Fulkerson is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until she can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Story County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.