Cherokee Woman Pleads Guilty To Meth Charges

Sioux City, Iowa — A Cherokee woman has pleaded guilty to federal meth charges, and is to be sentenced.

The US Attorney’s office in Sioux City says 50-year-old Christina Gianopoulos-Rohrer conspired to distribute methamphetamine and pleaded guilty on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in federal court in Sioux City.

They tell us that at the plea hearing, Gianopoulos-Rohrer admitted that on December 6, 2021, in Woodbury County, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in which she was a passenger. During the search, law enforcement seized approximately one pound of methamphetamine which Gianopoulos-Rohrer intended, with others, to distribute. Gianopoulos-Rohrer also admitted her involvement in a conspiracy that distributed at least 3 kilograms of methamphetamine from December 2019 through May 2022. She further admitted her involvement with others in obtaining methamphetamine from sources in California and Nevada and transporting it back to the Cherokee, Iowa area for further distribution.

They tell us that sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. She faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10 million fine, and at least five years of supervised release following any imprisonment.