College Springs man sentenced to 14-years in prison for role in drug conspiracy


May 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A College Springs man was sentenced Tuesday in U-S District Court to slightly more than 14-years in prison for his participation in a drug conspiracy. In addition to the 170 month prison term, U-S Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt says Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced 56-year old Orvis Lee Wagaman, to a supervised release term of ten years.

According to the written plea agreement, from approximately January of 2004 until November of 2010, Wagaman was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Southwest Iowa and Northwest Missouri areas with co-conspirators 54-year old Edward Eugene Gray, Sr.,of Coin, 34-year old Edward Eugene Gray, Jr.,  and 23-year old Levi Edward Gray, both of Clarinda, and others.

Edward Eugene Gray, Jr., was sentenced on February 21st,  to 180 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and 60 months for possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense, for a total sentence of 240 months. Levi Gray was sentenced on February 21, 2012, to 48 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute
methamphetamine. Edward Eugene Gray, Sr., was sentenced on March 27, 2012, to 150 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Taylor County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office (MO), Buchanan County Drug Strike Force
(MO), NITRO Task Force (MO), Tri County Task Force (Adams, Ringgold, and Taylor Counties), Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office, Page County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ringgold and Taylor County Attorneys’ Offices. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.