California Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Trafficking Meth To Northwest Iowa

Larchwood, Iowa — A California woman who was arrested in Lyon County nearly a year ago on drug trafficking charges, has been sentenced to more than 7 years in federal prison.

34-year-old Marissa Weisbly, of Los Osos, California, was sentenced after an August 19th plea to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

On February 8th last year, law enforcement was patrolling the parking lot at Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood and conducted a search of a vehicle connected to Weisbly and ultimately recovered nearly 3 pounds of meth and drug trafficking materials, according to federal authorities. Earlier that winter, Weisbly and her co-conspirators had brought pounds of meth to the Midwest for distribution. All in all, authorities say she was found to have been involved in the trafficking of 70 pounds of methamphetamine from across California, Iowa and South Dakota.

Weisbly was sentenced Wednesday in Federal District Court in Sioux City to 93 months’ in a federal prison and must serve a 3-year term of supervised release following her prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Federal authorities say the case was investigated by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.



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