CEDAR RAPIDS – A Forest City woman has been sentenced to federal prison for her role in a Mason City area methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.
Jessica Risius, 32, Forest City, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison. She must also serve a five-year term of supervised release following her prison term.
There is no parole in the federal prison system.
Risius pleaded guilty in November 2010.
Information provided by the prosecution showed the methamphetamine distribution conspiracy was from January 2008 to September 2010 in Cerro Gordo County. Risius took delivery of multiple ounce quantities of methamphetamine and resold it to numerous other people.
At the time of her arrest, about three ounces of pure ice methamphetamine was located on her person, hidden in her bra.
Risius is being held in the custody of the United States Marshal’s Service until she can be transported to a federal prison.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers and was investigated by the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force including the Special Operations Group, Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, Mason City Police Department, Clear Lake Police Department, Iowa State Patrol including the Tactical Team, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Charles City Police Department, Nora Springs Police Department, Des Moines Police Department Bomb Squad K-9, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, Iowa State Fire Marshal and Iowa National Guard.