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Stanhope Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

September , 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A woman who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine was sentenced September 25, 2012, to more than six years in federal prison.

Amy Pringle, 46, from Stanhope, Iowa, received the prison term after an April 25, 2012, guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Pringle admitted that, from about 2010 through November 1, 2011, she conspired to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine. Pringle delivered pseudoephedrine pills to a co-defendant’s residence for the manufacture of methamphetamine and received methamphetamine in exchange. The residence utilized in the manufacture of methamphetamine was located within 1000 feet of the property comprising a public playground or school, that is, Stanhope City Park, Stanhope, Hamilton County, Iowa. According to pseudoephedrine logs obtained in the investigation during the course of the conspiracy and relevant conduct thereto Pringle acquired (by purchase or other means) at least 117.4 grams of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Pringle was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Pringle was sentenced to 73 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.

Pringle 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, 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 The case file number is 11-3046.



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