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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sioux City Woman to Federal Prison For Meth Conspiracy

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced May 10, 2016, to more than seven years in federal prison.

Brooke Franke, 37, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 18, 2016, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Franke admitted her involvement in a conspiracy that distributed more than 150 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine from 2014 through July 2015 in the Sioux City, Iowa area.  During Franke’s arrest, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Franke’s person (body cavity search) and seized approximately four ounces of methamphetamine.

Franke was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Franke was sentenced to 90 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  She must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Franke 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 Shawn S. Wehde 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 https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. 

The case file number is 15-4052.

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Updated May 12, 2016