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Spencer, Iowa couple pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

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The United State's Attorney's office says on May 8th, 50-year-old Vicki Shannon and 46-year-old John Gekas, both from Spencer were convicted of conspiring to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

They say at a plea hearing in federal court, Shannon and Gekas each admitted their involvement in a conspiracy from 2010 through January 2013 that manufactured and distributed more than 50 grams of meth.

According to pseudoephedrine purchase logs, starting in January 2010 through December 2012, Gekas acquired at least 96.48 grams of pseudoephedrine and starting in August 2010 through January, Shannon acquired at least 136.9 grams of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of meth.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Bennett will sentence them after the presentence reports are prepared.

Shannon and Gekas are in the custody of the U.S. Marshals after the guilty pleas and will remain in custody pending sentencing.

Each face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in jail and a possible maximum sentence of life in prison. Shannon and Gekas could also be fined $10,000,000, a special assessment of $100. They could also face a lifetime of supervised release after they get out of jail.

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