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Superior woman among four sentenced to federal prison

February 14, 2013
Estherville Daily News

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Superior woman is one of four people sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Northern Iowa says 50-year-old Diane Kletsch of Superior, Joseph Hough, age 30, of Dakota City, Timothy Lamb, age 48, of Fort Dodge, and Yolanda Hernandez, age 46, of Donna, Texas, received their prison terms after guilty pleas last fall. Hough, Kletsch, Lamb, and Hernandez each pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

According to information disclosed at the sentencings, and change of plea hearings, Lamb and Hough received up to one-ounce quantities of meth and resold it to numerous others. Kletsch was receiving meth from Hernandez and re-distributing it to others. Hernandez sold up to pound quantities of meth per month to others who resold it to numerous others. The conspiracy lasted from January 2011 to January 2012.

All four were sentenced Tuesday in United States District court in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.

Kletsch was sentenced to 7 years, 3 months imprisonment', Hough and Hernandez were each sentenced to 9 years while Lamb was sentenced to more then 11 years.

All four are being held in the United States Marshal's custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.



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