Iowa City Woman Sentenced to 8 Years for Drug Trafficking in SE Iowa


An Iowa city woman was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine in southeast Iowa.

Acting United States District Attorney Richard D. Westphal announced 38-year-old Stephani Amber Goodwin will serve her prison sentence for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.

According to a press release, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office began the investigation in September 2019. Goodwin and a co-defendant (Shaun Michael Farrington) were observed driving around in a vehicle that was identified in a different drug investigation. Records from the vehicle’s GPS revealed the car traveled to various locations around southeast Iowa, stopping at known drug trafficking locations.

On October 2, 2019, law enforcement made the decision to stop the vehicle since it was believed to be making another drug run and Ferguson was driving with a suspended license. After a K-9 unit alerted authorities, a search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of approximately 350 grams of ice methamphetamine. Goodwin admitted to conspiring with Ferguson to sell significant quantities of meth throughout southeast Iowa.

Following Goodwin’s prison sentence, Westphal says Goodwin will be ordered to serve 5 years of supervised release and pay a $100 fine to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

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