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Sanborn Woman to Federal Prison for Meth

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Distributed meth in a school zone

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 8, 2019, to 8 years in federal prison.

Jamie Williams, 33, from Sanborn, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 21, 2018, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a protected location.

Evidence at the guilty plea and sentencing showed that from 2015 through January 2018, Williams distributed more than six pounds of methamphetamine from her residence.  Williams lived within 1000 feet of Hartley Melvin Sanborn Middle School.  In January 2018, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Williams’ residence and seized over 120 grams of pure methamphetamine from her purse.   

Williams was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Williams was sentenced to 96 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.  Williams 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 M. Steenholdt and investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, and Iowa Division of Criminalistics Investigations. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-4010.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated March 8, 2019

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