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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


BETH PHILLIPS


Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

www.justice.gov/usao/mow/index.html


AUGUST 13, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


WILLIAMSBURG MAN PLEADS GUILTY

TO METH CONSPIRACY


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Williamsburg, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.


            David Wayne Forbis, also known as “Fat Daddy,” 41, of Williamsburg, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey to the charge contained in a Jan. 8, 2010, superseding indictment.


            By pleading guilty today, Forbis admitted that, from Nov. 16, 2003, to May 24, 2005, he participated in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. In a series of arrests and search warrants, Forbis was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and law enforcement officers located ingredients and other items consistent with the production of methamphetamine in his vehicle and residence.


            Four co-defendants also have pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy and have been sentenced. Timothy Eric Conrad, 40, of Columbia, was sentenced to 13 years and four months in federal prison without parole. Blake Edward Idel, 26, of Columbia, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. Gregory Loring Ford, 41, of Columbia, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. Karen Kay Wall, 45, of Columbia, was sentenced to three years and three months in federal prison without parole.


            Under federal statutes, Forbis is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of life in federal prison without parole. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. It was investigated by the Columbia, Mo., Police Department, the Boone County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, MUSTANG (the Mid-Missouri Unified Strike Team And Narcotics Group), the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Special Emergency Response Team.


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