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Sioux City Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Hansen was involved in the distribution of more than 15 kilograms of meth

A Sioux City woman who conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty on October 21, 2022, in federal court.

Kimberly Hansen, 58, from Sioux City, Iowa, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Evidence at the plea hearing showed that Hansen was involved in a conspiracy that distributed at least 15 kilograms of methamphetamine from June 2017 through August 2019.  Via the mail, Hansen received multiple ounces to pounds of methamphetamine for a local conspiracy leader.  Hansen also traveled to California at least six times to acquire pounds of methamphetamine which she brought back to Sioux City for redistribution.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Hansen was taken into custody by the United States Marshal after the guilty plea and will remain in custody pending sentencing.  Hansen faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, and at least 5 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the United States Postal Service, and 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 22-4086. 

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Updated October 24, 2022

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