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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Galesburg, Ill. Woman Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Offense

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On April 9, 2018, United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, sentenced Taren Coupland, age 32, of Galesburg, Illinois, to 200 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Coupland was ordered to serve five years of supervised release following her term of imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On December 22, 2017, Coupland pleaded guilty to the charge that arose from a joint investigation by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and the Davenport Police Department Tactical Operations Bureau. Coupland was involved in a methamphetamine conspiracy from May 1, 2017, through August 3, 2017, and during that time, she was responsible for distributing over 5,600 grams of ice methamphetamine.

This matter was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, Davenport Police Department Tactical Operations Bureau, and Iowa Department of Public Safety, DCI Criminalistics Laboratory. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Drug Trafficking
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated April 10, 2018