Three Waterloo Men Charged

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A judge has sentenced three Waterloo men to federal prison for selling crack cocaine.

33-year-old Naiqondis Spates, 26-year-old Devonte Jenkins, and 71-year-old Gary Krueger each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Spates also pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine within a 1,000 feet of a protected location. Jenkins and Krueger each also pled guilty to a count of distribution of crack cocaine.

Prosecutors said law enforcement officers made multiple controlled buys of crack cocaine from all three men. An investigation also recorded numerous telephone calls related to the buying and selling of crack cocaine.

The judge sentencted Spates to 91 months in prison and an 8-year term of supervised release. Spates has a previous conviction for delivery of a controlled susbstance. Prosecutors said he was an organizer or leader of the conspiracy, and possessed a dangerous weapon.

The judge sentenced Jenkins to 120 months in prison and an 8-year-term of supervised release. Jenkins has a prior deferred judgement for possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver.

The judge sentenced Krueger to 120 months in prison and an 8-year-term of supervised release. Krueger's criminal history includes convictions for delivery of cocaine base and pimping.

Law enforcement officers arrested 26 people last year in relationship to an investigation into drug sales that began in 2015.

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