Burlington Woman Sentenced to Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

DAVENPORT, Iowa — On December 30, 2020, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Pamela Sue Hester, age 59, of Burlington, to 130 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Following her prison term, Hester was ordered to serve five years of supervised release as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

The investigation began in 2018 when law enforcement learned of Hester being a distributer of methamphetamine in the Burlington area. In February 2019, Hester was arrested on a warrant and officers located 58 grams of methamphetamine and $764.00 that was comingled with proceeds for drug trafficking in her possession. At a search warrant of Hester’s residence that same day, law enforcement located 217 grams of methamphetamine, $2,000 cash, drug packaging material, and a digital scale. Hester admitted to knowingly possessing the materials and drugs with the intent to distribute and deliver it to others.

This matter was investigated by the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Taskforce. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.