Mother And Son Plead Guilty To Conspiring To Manufacture Methamphetamine
Contact: Peter Deegan
A mother and son who conspired with each other and others to manufacture methamphetamine pled guilty March 30, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City.
Treva Rasmussen, 48, and Devin Herrington, 26, both from Jewel, Iowa, were convicted of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a protected location.
At the plea hearings, Rasmussen and Herrington each admitted their involvement in a conspiracy from 2010 through November 2011 that manufactured more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs, Rasmussen purchased at least 162 grams of pseudoephedrine and Herrington purchased at least 83 grams of pseudoephedrine for the use in manufacturing methamphetamine. Rasmussen and Herrington also admitted to their involvement with one or more others in the manufacture of methamphetamine at a residence that was located within 1000 feet of the property comprising a public playground or school, that is, Stanhope City Park, Stanhope, Hamilton County, Iowa.
Sentencings before United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett will be set after presentence reports are prepared. Rasmussen and Herrington each remain in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Each face a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 80 years’ imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a special assessment of $100, and 8 years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Ellsworth-Jewell-Stanhope (EJS) Police Department, the Central Iowa Drug Task Force (Story and Boone County), and Division of Criminal Investigation.
Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 11-3046.