Long federal prison sentence for dealing meth and carrying a gun for drug dealing.
On February 15, 2013, Clifford Arthur Ellis, age 28, of
Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court in Council Bluffs on the charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in relation to
drug trafficking, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.
United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Ellis to 175 months imprisonment regarding
the drug conspiracy, and 60 months on the firearms charge, with the sentences to be served consecutively, that is one in addition to the other, for a total sentence of 235 months
The Judge also ordered Ellis to serve 5 years of supervised release following his imprisonment. The Court also ordered Ellis to forfeit the firearm and ammunition which he had
possessed, and to pay a $200.00 special assessment for the Crime Victim Fund. Ellis remains in the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
facility at which he will serve his sentence.