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Meth Makers Sentenced

Sioux City, IA (KICD) — A Spencer woman is one of two sentenced in district court.

50-year old Vicki Shannon of Spencer, and 52-year old David Robley of Early conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and were sentenced August 22nd to fourteen months for Shannon and eight months for Robley in federal prison.

Shannon and Robley received the prison terms after May 2013, guilty pleas to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty pleas, each admitted their involvement from about 2010 through January 2013, in a conspiracy that manufactured and distributed at least 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs obtained in the investigation, starting in January 2010 through January 2013, Shannon, Robley and others obtained nearly 500 grams of pseudoephedrine, all for the use of manufacturing methamphetamine.

On January 11, 2013, officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle Robley was driving. Based on the traffic stop, officers secured a search warrant of an outbuilding in Clay County, which Robley had departed just prior to the traffic stop. Officers located and seized a number of items indicative of manufacturing methamphetamine, including but not limited to, tree spikes, lithium batteries, empty boxes of pseudoephedrine pills, blister packs, coffee filters, clear tubing, lye, muriatic acid and a Gatorade bottle containing what appeared to be an active “one-pot” style methamphetamine cook.

Shannon and Robley were sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. And each must also serve a two-year term of supervised release after the prison terms. There is no parole in the federal system. Shannon and Robley are being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.