WEST UNION | The mother of one of two young cousins abducted from Evansdale and found dead in 2012 pleaded guilty to drug charges Wednesday.
Misty Morrissey pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine in Fayette County District Court and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. She is the mother of Lyric Cook Morrissey, who disappeared July 13, 2012, while riding her bike with her cousin, Elizabeth Collins, in Evansdale. Their bodies were found in December 2012 in a rural wildlife refuge in Bremer County, and no arrests have been made in their deaths.
The former Waterloo resident was arrested Nov. 25 after a search discovered that she was allegedly in possession of and selling controlled substances out of her West Union home.
On each count, Morrissey was fined $1,000, which was suspended for good behavior. A request for furlough was denied. She will be eligible for parole after serving one-third of the sentence.
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