Jewell, Iowa, Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Conspiracy
Contact: Peter Deegan
A woman who conspired to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced August 21, 2012, to more than four years in federal prison.
Treva Rasmussen, 48, from Jewell, Iowa, received the prison term after a March 30, 2012, guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a protected location.
At the guilty plea, Rasmussen admitted her 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 for the use in manufacturing methamphetamine. Rasmussen also admitted to her 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.
Rasmussen was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Rasmussen was sentenced to 54 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. She must also serve a 10-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Rasmussen 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 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.