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Griswold, Iowa, Resident Sentenced to 180 Months for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

May 8, 2013

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA- On May 8, 2013, Katrina Sue Bates, a 46 year old resident of Griswold Iowa, was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in and around Cass County, Iowa, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John Jarvey also ordered Bates to serve a ten-year term of supervised release following incarceration. Bates pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) on September 30, 2012. The conviction was the result of a three year investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in and around Atlantic, Iowa. At the time of her guilty plea, Bates admitted that from July of 2009, until May of 2010, she agreed to distribute methamphetamine obtained from a South Omaha, Nebraska source to customers in the area of Atlantic, Iowa.

The investigation was conducted by the Cass County, Iowa, Sheriff's Office, Audubon County, Iowa, Sheriff's Office, Cass County, Iowa, County Attorney's Office, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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