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Woman Sentenced to a Decade in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Police Found Over a Pound of Methamphetamine in Her Home Where Three Minor Children Lived

A woman who had more than a pound of methamphetamine in her home with three minor children was sentenced on August 21, 2019, to ten years in prison.

Dara Briann Redmond, age 38, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a March 25, 2019 guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

In a plea agreement, Redmond admitted she sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant on two occasions.  Police later searched Redmond’s home, where her three minor children also lived.  During the search, officers located over pound of methamphetamine.

Redmond was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Redmond was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Redmond 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 Emily K. Nydle and investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Linn County Sheriff’s Department, and the Cedar Rapids Police Department. Court file information at  The case file number is 19-cr-14.

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Updated August 22, 2019

Drug Trafficking