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Vail, Iowa Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced November 2, 2017, to 3 ½ years in federal prison.


Treshina Salazar, 31, from Vail, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 10, 2017, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.


At the guilty plea, Salazar admitted her involvement in a conspiracy that distributed at least 500 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine throughout the Crawford and Sac County, Iowa area from 2012 through July 2016.  In July 2016 law enforcement traffic stopped Salazar and seized one ounce of methamphetamine from the center console.  Salazar admitted she served as a “middle-person,” collecting money and delivering sizable amounts of methamphetamine for a number of large-scale methamphetamine traffickers.


Salazar was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Salazar was sentenced to 42 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  She must also serve a two-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Salazar 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 Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Sac County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, and Iowa Division of Criminalistics Investigation. 


Court file information at

The case file number is 16-4103.


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Updated November 6, 2017

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