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Williamsburg man sentenced to 15 years for meth conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2011

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

David Wayne Forbis, also known as AFat Daddy,@ 51, of Williamsburg, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole.

On Aug. 13, 2010, Forbis pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine from Nov. 16, 2003, to May 24, 2005. 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, 41, 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, 42, of Columbia, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. Karen Kay Wall, 46, of Columbia, was sentenced to three years and three months in federal prison without parole.


This case was 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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