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Spencer Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Drug Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced June 13, 2013, to ten years in federal prison.

Gabriel Ginger, 26, from Spencer, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 30, 2013, guilty plea to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

At the guilty plea, Ginger admitted his involvement in a conspiracy from about 2010 through August 2011 that distributed more than 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. On July 21, 2011, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Ginger’s residence and seized over 10 grams of methamphetamine which Ginger planned to distribute to others.

Ginger was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Donald E. O’Brien. Ginger was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Ginger is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, Spencer Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Great Lakes Drug Task Force, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 12-4049.

Updated February 19, 2015