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Cherokee Woman to Federal Prison for Meth Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Gianopoulos was involved in a conspiracy to obtain meth in California and Nevada, and distribute it in Iowa.

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on January 25, 2024, in federal court in Sioux City.

Christina Gianopoulos-Rohrer, 50, from Cherokee, Iowa, pled guilty on March 15, 2023, to conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

At the plea and sentencing hearings, evidence showed that on December 6, 2021, in Woodbury County, Iowa, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in which Gianopoulos-Rohrer was a passenger and seized approximately one pound of methamphetamine which Gianopoulos-Rohrer intended to distribute to other persons.  Gianopoulos-Rohrer also admitted her involvement in a conspiracy that distributed at least 6 kilograms of methamphetamine from December 2019 through May 2022.  Gianopoulos-Rohrer further admitted her involvement with others in obtaining four pounds of methamphetamine from sources in California and Nevada, along with others, and transporting it back to the Cherokee, Iowa area for further distribution. 

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Gianopoulos-Rohrer was sentenced to 47 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release following the imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Gianopoulos-Rohrer remains in custody of the United States Marshal until she can be transferred to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, United States Postal Inspectors, Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Iowa DCI Laboratory. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-4002 and 22-4066.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated January 26, 2024

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