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Des Moines Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Kossuth County Meth Conspiracy

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

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced October 30, 2014, to 10 years in federal prison.

Jeana Jo Johnson, 35, from Des Moines, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 22, 2014, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Johnson was previously convicted of two counts of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in 2003.

At the guilty plea, Johnson admitted her involvement from 2012 through February 2014 in a conspiracy that distributed more than 150 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  Johnson was caught delivering one ounce of methamphetamine to a customer in Kossuth County.  Johnson admitted she would obtain methamphetamine from her source in Des Moines, Iowa, and distribute it to persons in Kossuth County.

Johnson was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Johnson was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  She must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Johnson is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until she can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, and Iowa Division of Criminalistics Investigation. 

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 14-3013.

Updated February 19, 2015