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Spencer Man Heading to Federal Prison

Sioux City, IA (KICD)–A Spencer man will spend 10 years in federal prison.

26-year-old Gabriel Ginger was sentenced this month following a January 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 21st of 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 must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after his prison stay. He is currently 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 Investigation.