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Sioux City Woman Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Burow was involved in the distribution of at least 5 kilograms of methamphetamine, and was caught with additional methamphetamine while on pre-trial release

Dominique Burow, 37, from Sioux City, Iowa, pled guilty June 12, 2024, in federal court, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

At the plea hearing, evidence showed that from January 2022 through February 2023, Burow and others distributed at least 5 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Sioux City area.  Evidence showed that twice in 2022, Burow distributed or aided another in the distribution of methamphetamine to individuals cooperating with law enforcement.  Burow also admitted to obtaining at least nine pounds of meth from a number of sources to distribute in Sioux City. Burow also wired money – drug proceeds, to sources in Mexico and California.  Burow was also caught with methamphetamine while on pre-trial release for her original charges.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Burow remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Burow 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 five years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was 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 23-4038.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated June 14, 2024

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