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Vinton Woman Admits Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

A Vinton woman who possessed methamphetamine with intent to distribute pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Angelika McAtee, age 58, from Vinton, Iowa, was convicted of possessing over 48 grams of pure methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.

At the plea hearing, McAtee admitted that she had been selling methamphetamine.  She also admitted to possessing the methamphetamine seized from her Vinton, Iowa, residence on April 29, 2016, and intended to distribute it to others.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  McAtee was taken into custody by the United States Marshal after the guilty plea and will remain in custody pending sentencing.  McAtee faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and 3 years to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel Tvedt and was investigated by Vinton Police Department, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, United States Department Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Benton County Conservation Commission, and the Iowa State Patrol. 

Court file information at 

The case file number is 16-CR-0045.

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Updated July 25, 2016

Drug Trafficking