Dubuque Woman Gets Prison for Fiery Meth Incident

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque woman who was helping a friend make methamphetamine when it burst into flames in a home she was renting has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison.

Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Dawn Richey will serve a prison sentence of five years and 10 months and must pay $142,000 to the home's owner.

Richey' sentencing was Friday. She had pleaded guilty in December to aiding and abetting the attempted manufacture of methamphetamine near a school.

The home she was renting was 1,000 feet from an elementary school. It caught fire in February 2012 as she and Julie Uhrig tried to make meth in the basement.

Uhrig is serving nearly 11 years in prison and Nickolas Clark, Richey's boyfriend at the time, is serving nearly three years.
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