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3 Waterloo men sentenced to prison time for selling crack cocaine

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Three Waterloo men will serve time in federal prison after being sentenced for selling crack cocaine.

33-year-old Naiqondis Spates, 26-year-old Devonte Jenkins and 71-year-old Gary Krueger were each given sentences in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids this week.

Spates was given 91 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and to distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location. He had also been previously convicted of delivery of a controlled substance, and of two domestic assault cases. A U.S. Department of Justice release on the sentences says Spates was the leader of the drug ring.

Jenkins will serve 120 months in prison for guilty pleas to counts of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine. He'd also previously received a deferred judgment for possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver in 2014.

Krueger was also sentenced to 120 months of prison time and will also be required to pay a $12,000 fine. The 71-year-old was also convicted for delivery of cocaine base in 2003, and also has a pimping conviction from 2000 on his criminal record.

The U.S. Department of Justice says the investigation into the drug ring included several recorded telephone calls through the use of a wiretap, during which the men discussed buying and selling of crack cocaine. Law enforcement officers working the case also made a number of controlled buys of the drug from all three men.

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