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Nebraska Woman to Federal Prison for Participation in Iowa Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Schwartz had a lengthy criminal history

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 9, 2020, to more than 10 years in federal prison.

Corissa Schwartz, 39, from Wayne, Nebraska, received the prison term after a September 13, 2019, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Schwartz admitted that from October 2017 and continuing to about January 2018, she and others distributed nearly two pounds of pure methamphetamine in the Sioux City, Iowa area.  On two occasions in October 2017, Schwartz distributed over 26 grams of pure methamphetamine during controlled drug purchase operations with law enforcement. 

Schwartz was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  It was revealed at sentencing that Schwartz’s long criminal history included twenty-five convictions since 2004.  Schwartz was sentenced to 122 months’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Schwartz 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 Mikala Steenholdt and investigated by the Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa, that consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department; Homeland Security Investigations; Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office; South Sioux City, Nebraska, Police Department; Nebraska State Patrol; Iowa National Guard; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; and Woodbury County Attorney’s Office.   

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-4087. 

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Updated January 13, 2020

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