Algona Man Sentenced


 Algona, IA (KICD) — An Algona man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced to federal prison.

32-year old Ryan Hansen, received the prison term Monday of twelve years in prison after a September 6, 2013, guilty plea to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Hansen admitted his involvement from September 2012 through March 2013 in a conspiracy that distributed at least 500 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. Hansen admitted to obtaining ounces of methamphetamine in Minnesota on multiple occasions and distributing it in Iowa.

  Hansen was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett, to 144 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a ten-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Hansen is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa DCI Criminalistics Laboratory.

Local Headlines

in Local

Sibley Drug Arrest


A Sibley man is jailed on drug charges, after a traffic stop.

in Local

Shayla Bee Latest Additions

Shayla Bee

Spencer, IA ( KICD) — More additions to the Shayla Bee family have been announced. The Shayla Bee foundation was…

in Local

Three Sentenced for Bank Fraud


Three man have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to defraud the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank in Emmetsburg...

in Local

Burglars Caught In The Act

Spencer Police 1280

Three men were arrested after being caught in the act of a burglary...

in Local

Candlelight Service of Remembrance Set For Monday


The annual Service of Remembrance starts at 6:30 Monday evening at First Congregational Church in Spencer.