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Federal Jury Finds Hopkinton Woman Guilty of Conspiracy to Her Husband and Other Drug Charges Manufacture Methamphetamine with

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

A woman who was conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine with her husband for approximately five years was convicted by a jury after a two-and-a-half day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Lisa Ann Davis, 48, from Hopkinton, Iowa, was convicted of all three counts charged against her in an Indictment filed October 27, 2015.  In addition to the conspiracy charge, the jury found Davis guilty of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine and aiding and abetting the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture and for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine.  The verdict was returned yesterday afternoon following about 90 minutes of jury deliberations.

Davis’s husband, Jody Davis, 46, pled guilty the day before trial to a single count of attempting to manufacture and aiding and abetting the manufacture of methamphetamine on or about June 20, 2015.

The evidence at trial showed that Davis conspired with her husband and others to manufacture methamphetamine.  She purchased approximately three boxes of pseudoephedrine per month from August 2010 to June 2015 to manufacture methamphetamine.  Davis also purchased known methamphetamine supplies from various retail establishments throughout Eastern Iowa.  On June 20, 2015, the Delaware County Sherriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Davis’s Hopkinton home.  Officers found Davis in her kitchen surrounded by methamphetamine manufacturing materials.  A pie dish in a microwave, and a snort tube in a kitchen cabinet, also tested positive for methamphetamine.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Davis was taken into custody by the United States Marshal after the verdict and will remain in custody pending a detention hearing on Monday afternoon.  Davis faces up to 20 years of imprisonment on each count, possible maximum sentence of up to 60 years’ imprisonment, a $2,250,000 fine, $300 in special assessments, and a lifetime of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tim Vavricek, Erin Eldridge, and C.J. Williams, and was investigated by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Criminalistics Laboratory. 

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 15-CR-2028.

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Updated November 20, 2015

Topic
Drug Trafficking