An Iowa City woman has been ordered to spend the next 8 years in federal prison for trafficking meth in Southeast Iowa. 38-year-old Stephani Amber Goodwin was found guilty of conspiracy and the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth.
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office began the investigation in September 2019. Goodwin and a co-defendant (Shaun Michael Ferguson) 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.
In Early October authorities 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 meth.
Goodwin admitted to conspiring with Ferguson to sell significant quantities throughout southeast Iowa. Following Goodwin’s prison sentence she will be ordered to serve 5 years of supervised release.