(COUNCIL BLUFFS) Two Clarinda men were sentenced Tuesday for their participation in a drug conspiracy.
United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt says 33-year-old Edward Eugene Gray, Jr. was sentenced to 180 months for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and 60 months for possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense, for a total sentence of 240 months imprisonment. 23-year-old Levi Edward Gray was sentenced to a term of 48 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Both were sentenced to a term of five year supervised release.
According to the written plea agreement, from approximately January of 2004 until November of 2010, the defendants were involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Southwest Iowa and Northwest Missouri areas with co-conspirators Orvis Lee Wagaman, of College Springs, Iowa; Edward Eugene Gray, Sr., of Coin, Iowa; and others. Additionally, Edward Eugene Gray, Jr. was aware that a co-conspirator carried a firearm while distributing methamphetamine with Gray, Jr., and the possession of the firearm was in furtherance of the drug conspiracy.
Wagaman, and Edward Gray, Sr., have entered guilty pleas to the drug conspiracy and are scheduled for sentencing on March 27, 2012.