News of Record: May 9, 2020

FD woman gets 10 years for meth, gun convictions

SIOUX CITY — A Fort Dodge woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison in federal court Thursday for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine while possessing firearms.

Traci Guthrie, 41, received the prison term after pleading guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to distribute meth, one count of possession with intent to distribute meth and one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to a press release from Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Duax.

At her plea hearing, she admitted to distributing over 50 grams of meth in the Fort Dodge area from January to April 16, 2019.

Over three occasions, Guthrie and others distributed a total of over 100 grams of pure meth to someone cooperating with law enforcement. A later search of her home and vehicle yielded four guns, meth, drug paraphernalia, scales, a drug ledger and other drug distribution items. Two more guns were seized in a subsequent search.

Following the 10-year sentence, handed down by District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand, Guthrie must serve four years of supervised release.

Police Log



A hit and run was reported in the 700 block of South 18th Street.

Theft was reported in the 900 block of Eighth Street Southwest.

An intoxicated pedestrian was reported in the 1500 block of Second Avenue North.

Two domestic calls were reported.

Theft was reported in the 200 block of North 12th Street.

Shots fired were reported in the 800 block of South 15th Street.

A burglary in progress was reported in the 600 block of South 18th Street.

Criminal mischief was reported in the 1400 block of Eighth Avenue South.

Magistrate Court



Revocation of probation — Eiddie Mun, 35, Ames, transferred to District Court; Jasmine Marie Koenig, 33, Boone, transferred to District Court.

Driving while barred — Logan J. Peed, no age given, Somers, preliminary hearing set for May 27.


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