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Two Individuals Sentenced in Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2013

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA- On May 31, 2013, Chandler Prather Robbins, IV, a 31 year-old resident of Oskaloosa, Iowa, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, to be served consecutively with 60 months in prison for possession of a firearm in relation to the drug trafficking offense, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. U.S. District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner also ordered Robbins to serve a five-year term of supervised release following incarceration. Robbins pled guilty on February 8, 2013, to the charges of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in the Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa area.

Co-defendant Ray Allen Sutton, a 35 year-old resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced to 112 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Chief Judge Gritzner also ordered Sutton to serve a four-year term of supervised release following incarceration. Sutton pled guilty on January 10, 2013, to the charges of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa area.

The convictions resulted from a joint law enforcement investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine from Omaha, Nebraska, into Council Bluffs, Iowa, with final distribution in central Iowa. Robbins and Sutton were arrested on June 9, 2012, for transporting over 10 ounces of pure methamphetamine to be distributed in central Iowa.

The investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of Narcotic Enforcement, SouthWest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Mid Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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