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Council Bluffs Woman Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2013

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On March 15, 2013, Lisa Marie Barrett, age 46, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Council Bluffs, on the charge of distribution of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt sentenced Barrett to 60 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release following her imprisonment. The Judge also ordered Barrett to forfeit $1,061 and various drug-related paraphernalia seized at the time of Barrett’s arrest on these charges. Barrett remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation of the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility to serve her federal sentence.

Barrett was sentenced upon her plea of guilty to distribution of 6.8 grams of 95% pure methamphetamine. The charge arose from a SouthWest Iowa Narcotics Task Force investigation in which Barrett made two sales of methamphetamine to an undercover operative.

This case was part of a larger investigation conducted by the SouthWest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, in which David Fisher was sentenced to 117 months imprisonment, plus 5 years supervised release; Nicholas Franks was sentenced to 133 months imprisonment, plus 5 years supervised release; and Steven Etherington was sentenced to 150 months imprisonment, plus 5 years supervised release. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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