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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

Friday, December 16, 2016

Davenport Woman Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine


DAVENPORT, IA – On December 14, 2016, Audra Sue Rowson, 43, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 50 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel.  Rowson was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following her prison term and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Rowson pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine on August 1, 2016.  According to the plea agreement, Rowson conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the Davenport, Iowa, area from around January of 2014 and continuing until around March of 2016.

During that time, Rowson sold approximately 11.5 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant during the course of three controlled transactions.  Law enforcement also executed a search warrant at Rowson’s Davenport residence where they located methamphetamine residue, drug ledgers, drug paraphernalia, and items consistent with the distribution of methamphetamine.     

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, the Bettendorf Police Department, and the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group.  The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. 


Media Contact for this release is Rachel Scherle at 515-473-9300, or


Drug Trafficking
Updated December 16, 2016