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Gary, Indiana Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Prison for Drug Conspiracy

February 1, 2013

DAVENPORT, IA – On February 1, 2013, Tracy Lee White, age 47, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced to 240 months imprisonment for conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute at least 1000 kilograms of marijuana, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose imposed the sentence after White and the United States Attorney reached an agreement that the 240-month sentence furnishes adequate protection to the public, is in keeping with the gravity of the offense, and promotes respect for the law, just punishment, and deterrence to criminal conduct. United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose also fined White $20,000, ordered him to serve five years supervised release following his incarceration, and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment to the crime victim fund.

At the time of his guilty plea, White admitted his involvement in a conspiracy that obtained more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana in Colorado and transported it to Iowa and elsewhere with several other individuals. White traveled to Colorado on numerous occasions to meet with the suppliers and others for the purpose of purchasing of multiple pounds of marijuana.

This investigation was conducted by the Clinton, Iowa, Police Department, Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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