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Cass County Resident Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distributing Methamphetamine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On February 14, 2014, Azucena Carmen Cordero, a 35 year-old resident of Atlantic, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from July of 2012 until January 21, 2013, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

Cordero pled guilty on October 15, 2013, to the charge, which was the result of an investigation conducted into methamphetamine distribution in and around the Atlantic, Iowa area. Cordero obtained methamphetamine from a source in South Omaha, Nebraska, distributing it in Atlantic, Iowa, and to a person in Polk City, Iowa. Co-defendant Paul Jessen was previously sentenced to 122 months by Judge Rose.

The investigation was conducted by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Atlantic, Iowa, Police Department and the Iowa Division of Narcotic Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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