A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced October 25 to more than seven years in federal prison.

Winona Freemont, 35, of Sioux City, pled guilty on June 11 to 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 seven pounds of mixed methamphetamine in Sioux City.

Freemont distributed methamphetamine at a residence that was within 1,000 feet of Cook Park.

Freemont admitted that she and others involved in the conspiracy would travel to Omaha to obtain up to pounds of methamphetamine to bring back to Sioux City to distribute to others.

Sentencing took place before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.

Freemont remains in custody of the United States Marshal until she can be transported to a federal prison. She was sentenced to 90 months’ imprisonment. She must also serve 6-year term of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and was investigated by Tri-State Drug Task Force based in Sioux City 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.

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