Palmateer and Niederklopfer

Steven Palmateer and Penny Niederklopfer

An Ackley woman who was facing more than 50 years in prison after police found more than 200 grams of methamphetamine at her residence in October has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and will serve no additional jail time.

According to court documents, 51-year-old Penny Sue Niederklopfer pleaded guilty to prohibited acts, an aggravated misdemeanor, on Friday. According to Iowa Code, prohibited acts makes it unlawful to knowingly or intentionally distribute schedule I or II controlled substances.

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