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Algona Man Charged With Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

Ryan Gene Hansen, 31, from Algona, Iowa, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The charges are contained in a complaint filed on March 18, 2013, in United States District Court in Sioux City.

The Complaint alleges that, from about 2012 through March 2013, Hansen conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the Algona, Iowa, area.

If convicted, Hansen faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a special assessment of $100, and a term of supervised release from five years to life following any imprisonment.

Hansen appeared March 18, 2013, in federal court in Sioux City and was held without bond.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 13-76.

Updated February 19, 2015