May 10, 2021 – “They promised me that they were going to tell it the way it was, and I trusted them, and I’m glad I did because they’re an awesome company,” she said. 

At its height about 30 years ago, Arnold’s operation raked in about $200,000 each week, allowing her to buy a ranch and run a biker bar, the Wild Side, in Ottumwa. As narrator in “The Queen of Meth,” she said she earned “in a few minutes” what she now earns in a day. “It was too easy,” she said. She told the Des Moines Register that retelling her story was the hardest thing she has ever done. She said she doesn’t want people to think she’s trying to brag about what she did, or glorify it.


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