Washington Evening Journal
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On Monday, U.S. District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Stefani Amber Goodwin, 38, of Iowa City, to 96 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, according to acting U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal.
Following her prison term, Goodwin was ordered to serve five years of supervised release, as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims' Fund.
The investigation of Goodwin and her co-defendant, Shaun Michael Farrington, began in late-September 2019 when they were observed driving a vehicle that was identified as being involved in a different methamphetamine trafficking investigation. GPS records showed the vehicle traveling to various locations throughout Southeast Iowa, making numerous stops at known drug trafficking locations.
On Oct. 2, 2019, the decision was made to stop the vehicle as officers believed it was beginning another drug run, and Farrington was driving with a suspended license. A police K-9 officer indicated there were drugs in the vehicle, prompting a search resulting in the discovery of approximately 350 grams of ice methamphetamine.
Goodwin admitted to conspiring with Farrington to sell significant quantities of actual methamphetamine throughout Southeast Iowa.
This matter was investigated by the Henry County Sheriff's Office and the case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa.