The first Iowan sentenced to death in over four decades is on his way to death row. Former drug dealer Dustin Honken of Britt will eventually end up in Indiana after being sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett.
Honken was convicted last year in the drug-related killings of five people, including two children, in 1993 in the Mason City area. After his sentencing, Honken was taken to Rochester, Minnesota, then flown to the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City.
Honken ultimately will find himself at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, which contains the special confinement unit for inmates serving federal death sentences. Honken is being transported by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, which moves about 300-thousand prisoners a year around the country.