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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 7, 2014

Nebraska Resident Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Carrying a Firearm

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA- On November 5, 2014, Corey Allen Brooks, a 43 year-old resident of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and a consecutive 10 years for possession of a firearm during the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Brooks’ term of imprisonment is to be followed by 10 years of supervised release.

The charges resulted from a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking by Brooks in Nebraska and Iowa. It was determined through the investigation that Brooks arranged for large quantities of methamphetamine (approximately 30 kilograms) to be delivered in Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa, between March and September 2011. During the course of the conspiracy, Brooks carried a firearm to protect the operation from interference from outside parties. On January 6, 2014, Brooks pled guilty to both charges.

Additional members of the drug trafficking organization run by Brooks that have also been sentenced include:

Cliff Ellis was sentenced on February 15, 2013, by United States District Court Judge Stephen Rose to 175 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and a consecutive 60 months in prison for possession of a firearm during the conspiracy, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

Khodie Maves was sentenced on March 25, 2014, by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 80 months in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Jason Hanan was sentenced on March 25, 2014, by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and a consecutive 120 months in prison for possession of a firearm during the conspiracy, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

Roy Gage was sentenced on March 25, 2014, by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 100 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and a consecutive 60 months in prison for possession of a firearm during the conspiracy, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

James Surber was sentenced on March 25, 2014, by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

Anthony Good was sentenced on May 29, 2014, by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 140 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and a consecutive 120 months in prison for possession of a firearm during the conspiracy, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

Chris Tietz was sentenced on July 1, 2014, by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 188 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Mills County Sheriff’s Office, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department, Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department, the Iowa Division of Narcotic Enforcement, and the United States Secret Service. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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