Jury convicts Early woman for meth
EARLY - A jury took three hours Thursday to convict a 54-year-old Early woman on methamphetamine charges.
Shirley Schmitt was convicted of one count of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth and one count of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture meth, according to the United States Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Iowa.
She remains free on bond pending sentencing. That date has not been set.
Evidence showed Schmitt was involved in distributing 50 grams or more of pure meth from 2010 through July 2012, according to U.S. attorney's office. Purchase logs showed Schmitt had acquired at least 98 grams of pseudoephedrine beginning in July 2010. She also had other people obtain at least 400 grams of pseudoephedrine and other items in exchange for meth, the U.S. attorney's office said in a press release.
On June 28, 2012, Schmitt got pseudoephedrine from an undercover officer and agreed to make meth for that officer.
The investigation involved the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Buena Vista County sheriff's office, Sac County sheriff's office, Storm Lake Police and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
A person reported a runaway who was later located.
Two people each reported an assault.
Walmart, Terri Friesth, Carolyn Pirie and Brhea Martinez each reported a theft.
Theresa Pederson reported a forgery.
A person reported a sexual assault.
Domestic assault - Shawn L. Gully, 37, 1627 Second Ave. S., No. 1, preliminary hearing set for May 24.
Driving under suspension - Terry E. Bass, 25, no address provided, $397.50.
Speeding - Terry E. Bass, 25, no address provided, $168; Grant J. Strait, 17, no address provided, trial set for June 12.
Failure to maintain control - Terra L. Crouse, 23, no address provided, $262.50.
Striking an unattended vehicle - Terra L. Crouse, 23, no address provided, $195.
No insurance, accident-related - Terra L. Crouse, 23, no address provided, $1,072.50; Shanelle A. Lock, 18, no address provided, trial set for June 7.
Texting while driving - Grant J. Strait, 17, no address provided, trial set for June 12.
Failure to obey a stop sign - Albert J. Wolfe, 20, no address provided, $262.50.
Failure to obey a traffic control device - Shanelle A. Lock, 18, no address provided, $195.