A Southwest Iowa man enters guilty plea to meth charge. A guns is also involved in the federal case.
33 year old Edward Eugene Gray Jr of Clarinda, Iowa, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in
furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
A sentencing hearing before District Court Judge John A. Jarvey will be scheduled at a later date.
According to the written plea agreement, from approximately January of 2004, until November of 2010, the defendant was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Southwest Iowa and Northwest Missouri areas with co-conspirators Orvis Lee Wagaman, 56, of
College Springs, IA; Edward Eugene Gray, Sr., 53, of Coin, IA; and Levi Edward Gray, 23, of Clarinda, IA, and others.
Additionally, the defendant was aware that a co-conspirator carried a
firearm while distributing methamphetamine with the defendant, and the possession of the firearm was in furtherance of the drug conspiracy.
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, has a mandatory minimum sentencing of ten years in prison up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000 or both.