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College Springs Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2012

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - Orvis Lee Wagaman, age 56, of College Springs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey on May 22, 2012, for his participation in a drug conspiracy announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Wagaman was sentenced to 170 months imprisonment and a supervised release term of ten years.

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 Edward Eugene Gray, Sr., age 54, of Coin, IA; Edward Eugene Gray, Jr., age 34, Levi Edward Gray, age 23, both of Clarinda, IA; and others.

Edward Eugene Gray, Jr., was sentenced on February 21, 2012, to 180 months imprisonment 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. Levi Gray was sentenced on February 21, 2012, to 48 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Edward Eugene Gray, Sr., was sentenced on March 27, 2012, to 150 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Taylor County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office (MO), Buchanan County Drug Strike Force (MO), NITRO Task Force (MO), Tri County Task Force (Adams, Ringgold, and Taylor Counties), Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office, Page County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ringgold and Taylor County Attorneys’ Offices. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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