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Humboldt Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Meth Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Distributed at least 3 pounds of meth after 2 prior state felony drug trafficking convictions

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 9, 2020, in federal court in Sioux City.

Wendy Jordison, 57, from Humboldt, Iowa, and previously Fort Dodge, Iowa, pled guilty on June 13, 2019, to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Jordison was previously convicted of a serious felony drug offense in Iowa in 2000, on which she served state prison time until at least April of 2006.

At the plea hearing, Jordison admitted her involvement in a conspiracy that distributed at least three pounds of methamphetamine from June 2018 through January 2019.  On four separate occasions in December 2018 and January 2019, Jordison distributed over 111 grams of pure methamphetamine to individuals cooperating with law enforcement.  In January 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Jordison’s residence and seized over 205 grams of pure methamphetamine along with other indicia of drug trafficking.   

Jordison was sentenced in Sioux City before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Jordison remains in custody of the United States Marshal until she can be transported to a federal prison.  Jordison was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment and must serve a 10-year term of supervised release following imprisonment.

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

Court file information at

The case file number is 19-3009.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated March 3, 2020

Drug Trafficking