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Woman caught delivering meth in Kossuth county sent to prison for 10 years

This news story was published on November 4, 2014.
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SIOUX CITY – A Des Moines woman who was caught bring meth to a customer in Kossuth county was sent to federal prison for 10 years.

Jeana Jo Johnson, 35, from Des Moines, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 22, 2014, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Johnson was previously convicted of two counts of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in 2003.

At the guilty plea, Johnson admitted her involvement from 2012 through February 2014 in a conspiracy that distributed more than 150 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. Johnson was caught delivering one ounce of methamphetamine to a customer in Kossuth County. Johnson admitted she would obtain methamphetamine from her source in Des Moines, Iowa, and distribute it to persons in Kossuth County.

Johnson was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Johnson was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 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. Johnson 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 investigated by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, and Iowa Division of Criminalistics Investigation.



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