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Council Bluffs Residents Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA -- United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Harley Bressman, age 46, of Council Bluffs, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 210 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Bressman was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Sabrina Spahn, age 48, of Council Bluffs, was sentenced to 77 months in prison for her role in the methamphetamine conspiracy. She was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow her prison term and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

The charges were the result of an ongoing investigation involving Bressman distributing a large quantity of methamphetamine in the Council Bluffs area. An undercover investigation led law enforcement to execute a search warrant at Bressman and Spahn’s residence in Council Bluffs, where over four pounds of methamphetamine was located as well as seven pounds of methamphetamine discovered at a related location.

The investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs Police Department, Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Middle Iowa Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Contact

Rachel J. Scherle
515-473-9300
USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov

Updated July 17, 2020

Topic
Drug Trafficking