Sioux City Woman Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

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A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty June 11, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City.

Winona Freemont, 35, from Sioux City, Iowa, was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine within a protected location.

At the plea hearing, Freemont admitted that from about July 2017 through April 2018 she participated in the distribution of more than 500 grams of pure methamphetamine in Sioux City.  Freemont distributed methamphetamine at a residence that was within 1000 feet of Cook Park.  Freemont admitted that she and others involved in the conspiracy would travel to Omaha, NE to obtain up to pounds of methamphetamine to bring back to Sioux City to distribute to others.  

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Freemont remains in custody of the United States Marshal and will remain in custody pending sentencing.  Freemont faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $20,000,000 fine, and at least ten years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City, Iowa, that consists of law enforcement personnel from the Drug Enforcement Administration; Sioux City, Iowa, Police Department; Homeland Security Investigations; Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office; South Sioux City, Nebraska, Police Department; Nebraska State Patrol; Iowa National Guard; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; United States Marshals Service; South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation; and Woodbury County Attorney’s Office.   

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 19-4018.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.