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Muscatine Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Charges

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

DAVENPORT, IA – A Muscatine woman was sentenced on April 26, 2023, to 192 months in prison following her guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine and possession of five grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, law enforcement received information that Cristina Kaye Briones, 38, and her co-conspirators were obtaining large quantities of pure methamphetamine through the mail directly from California suppliers. Following her prison term, Briones was ordered to serve a five-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and Drug Enforcement Administration.


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer 

Updated April 27, 2023

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