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Manchester Felon Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Possessing Methamphetamine near Central Park

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

A woman who illegally possessed ice methamphetamine with the intent to distribute near a park was sentenced to five years in federal prison.

Robin Kinney, age 59, from Manchester, Iowa received the prison term after a September 25, 2019 guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance near a protected location.  Kinney was found near Central Park in Manchester, Iowa, with a purse containing over 18 grams of pure methamphetamine, a glass pipe, spoon, syringes and plastic baggies.  Her cell phone reflected incoming and outgoing text messages related to the purchase, sale and distribution of methamphetamine.  She had previously been convicted of multiple narcotics related offenses.  

Kinney was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Kinney was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment.  She must also serve an eight-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Kinney is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until she can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Dupuich and was investigated by the Manchester Police Department.

Court file information at

The case file number is 19-cr-2050-LTS.

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Updated January 21, 2020

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