Federal Prison Time

Two Graettinger residents were recently sentenced in United States District Court on charges of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine stemming from a 3 1/2 month investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force . Matthew Lee Hunefeld (55) of Graettinger was sentenced to 42 months imprisonment and Susan Elaine Rice (53) of Graettinger was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment.

These charges were filed in August of 2016 when arrest warrants were issued and additional charges were filed after the execution of a search warrant at Hunefeld’s residence in Graettinger.