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Michelle Pienta
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Takes plea deal a year and a half after her arrest.

Posted: May 13, 2021 1:28 PM

FOREST CITY, Iowa – 18 months after her arrest, a Forest City woman pleads guilty to possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Kirstie Michelle Pienta, 30, took a plea deal and was given three to five years of supervised probation. Pienta was arrested in November 2018 after Forest City police got a complaint of marijuana odor coming from Pienta’s apartment. Officers said a search of the apartment found Pienta inside with eight grams of marijuana, a bottle of Vyvanse with someone else’s name crossed out, and two drug pipes.

Vyvanse is a stimulant used to treat ADHD and binge-eating disorder.

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