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Woman who Sent Fentanyl Mixture into Jail Sentenced to 71 Months in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A woman who sent controlled substances into a jail was sentenced on June 10, 2024, to 71 months in federal prison.

Brookelyn Marie Lindquist, age 42, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 11, 2024 guilty plea to one count of distribution of a controlled substance.       

Lindquist sent multiple packages to another individual in jail.  That individual was in prison pending sentencing for a federal drug trafficking conviction. Inside these packages, Lindquist sent the individual controlled substances that included a mixture of fentanyl and heroin.  When the individual used the controlled substances sent by Lindquist, they suffered an overdose.  Lindquist was on state parole at the time of her conduct due to another drug trafficking conviction.

Lindquist was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Lindquist was sentenced to 71 months’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicole L. Nagin, and it was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Waterloo Police Department, the Black Hawk County Sherriff’s Office, and the Tri-County Drug Task Force.

Court file information at

The case file number is 23-CR- 2079. 

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Updated June 12, 2024

Drug Trafficking