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Glenwood Woman Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine Offense

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Sarah Diane Adams, age 36, of Glenwood, was sentenced February 14, 2022, to 78 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Her term of imprisonment will be followed by five years of supervised release. According to court documents, Adams pleaded guilty to the methamphetamine offense in January of 2021. Her co-defendant, Joshua Matthew St. John was sentenced to 132 months in prison on December 17, 2021.

An initial law enforcement investigation revealed Adams lived with St. John in April of 2020 at a residence in Glenwood and they sold methamphetamine. On April 2, 2020, a confidential source made arrangements with St. John to purchase a quarter pound of methamphetamine. The confidential source traveled to St. John’s residence in Glenwood and was then directed by Adams to a stash house location. The quarter pound requested by the confidential source was removed from a larger bag containing methamphetamine and delivered by Adams to the confidential source. On April 24, 2020, the confidential source met St. John in Glenwood to purchase additional methamphetamine and reported seeing a large quantity of methamphetamine inside Adam’s residence. Law enforcement executed a search warrant on Adam’s residence and recovered approximately a half pound of methamphetamine and distribution paraphernalia.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Council Bluffs Police Department, Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, Mills County Sheriff’s Office, and Glenwood Police Department investigated the case. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated February 17, 2022

Drug Trafficking