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Iowa Woman Sentenced to More than Five Years for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Steven A. Russell announced on June 7, 2023, that Anne Marie Flynn, age 45, of Luxemburg, Iowa, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, after having pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Flynn to 63 months’ imprisonment. She was also ordered to serve a 4-year term of supervised release as there is no parole in the federal system.   

On August 26, 2021, an officer with the Omaha Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle. In the vehicle officers located  five pounds of methamphetamine and two firearms. An investigation revealed that Anne Flynn  rented  the vehicle and it was used to drive to Colorado to pick up loads of methamphetamine purchased from codefendant Melanie McDonald. Agents corroborated this information through rental receipts showing Flynn rented vehicles used for trips to Colorado. Agents also found Facebook messages between Flynn and McDonald where the two discussed their involvement in the conspiracy. Agents also located a phone call where Flynn admitted renting the car the methamphetamine was found in.   

Codefendant McDonald is currently scheduled for trial starting July 18, 2023.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Omaha Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Susan Lehr, First Assistant U.S. Attorney; Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated June 9, 2023

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