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

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Pottawattamie County Resident Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and 60 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On May 7, 2015, Jeffrey Scott Gibler, a 50 year-old resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 120 months in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, and 60 months consecutive in prison for carrying and possessing a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of drug trafficking, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Gibler was also ordered to serve ten years of supervised release following imprisonment, and to pay $200 towards the Crime Victims Fun.

On January 1, 2015, the defendant pled guilty to these charges, which was the result of an investigation by law enforcement of drug trafficking that occurred in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Beginning as early as March of 2013, continuing through October of 2013, Gibler conspired with others to distribute over approximately two kilograms of methamphetamine in the Southern District of Iowa. Gibler was also found to have carried and possessed a .22 caliber revolver in relation to the methamphetamine distribution.

The investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated May 8, 2015