One woman and four men from north-central Iowa were sentenced to multiple years in prison in federal court for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution ring.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 32-year-old Jeremy Stanberg, 27-year-old Trista Espinoza both of Fort Dodge, 53-year-old Mark Fandel of Whittemore, 35-year-old Richard Barkema of Mason City and 30-year-old Brent Lamp of Le Mars all pled guilty to conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine.
Court documents said Lamp, Barkema and Sanberg received meth and redistributed it to others. While Espinoza delivered the meth and collected money, and Fandel brokered the drug deals. The ring lasted from January through December of 2011.
Espinoza received 15 years in prison, Barkema and Lamp 17-and-half years, Fandel 12-and-a-half years and Stanberg 15-and-a-half years.