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Fort Dodge Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

October 12, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced October 12, 2012, to more than two years in federal prison.

Rennee Auten, 41, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 30, 2012, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. On August 15, 2005, Auten was convicted of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance in the Iowa District Court for Shelby County.

At the plea hearing, Auten admitted her involvement in a conspiracy from 2010 through December 2011 that distributed more than 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. Co-conspirators transported methamphetamine from California to Auten in Iowa on at least three occasions.

Sentencing was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Auten was sentenced to 30 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.

Auten 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 Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 12-3002.



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