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Spencer Woman to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Involved with over 10 pounds of methamphetamine and twice eluded law enforcement in high speed vehicle chases causing substantial property damage

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced September 3, 2020, to more than 6 years in federal prison.  Shana Mull, 33, from Spencer, Iowa, received the prison term after a March 19, 2020, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that between June 2019 through August 2019, Mull and others conspired to distribute over 10 pounds of methamphetamine in the Iowa Great Lakes area.  Mull was responsible for the distribution of smaller (sub ounce) quantities of methamphetamine.  Mull further admitted her association with and assistance to a larger methamphetamine dealer in the acquisition of ten pounds of methamphetamine and one pound of cocaine.  In late August 2019, on two separate occasions, Mull engaged in extremely reckless conduct in her attempts to elude law enforcement, causing substantial property damage while erratically operating a motor vehicle at excessive speeds.  During the time period of the conspiracy Mull associated with others who possessed firearms.  Mull was ultimately captured in Okoboji, Iowa, in a self-storage unit where she and her boyfriend were temporarily residing. 

Mull was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Mull was sentenced to 82 months’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a 4-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Mull 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 Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Okoboji Police Department, Milford Police Department, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, Spencer Police Department, and the Iowa Division of Criminalistics Investigation. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 19-4075.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated September 9, 2020

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