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Fort Dodge Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Nearly 10 Years for Meth Conspiracy Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Miller was involved in the distribution of over 15 kilograms of meth

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on April 5, 2023, in federal court in Sioux City, to 117 months’ imprisonment.

Amber Miller, 35, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, pled guilty on November 2, 2022, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the plea and sentencing hearings, evidence showed Miller’s involvement in a conspiracy scheme that distributed more than 15 kilograms of methamphetamine from January 2020 through April 2022.  On two separate occasions in January and March 2021, Miller distributed a total of 140 grams of methamphetamine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement, during controlled purchase operations.  Miller also admitted conduct obstructing justice.   

Sentencing was held before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Miller was sentenced to 117 months’ imprisonment and must serve a four-year term of supervised release following the imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Miller remains in custody of the United States Marshal until she can be transported to a federal prison. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, DCI Laboratory. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-3015.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated April 14, 2023

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