Meth lands New London man in federal prison

A Southeast Iowa man will spend the next eight years in a federal prison.

On May 9, 2013, Ferlin Patrick Edgington, age 55, of New London, Iowa, was sentenced to 100 months imprisonment for distribution of methamphetamine and for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner also sentenced Edgington to four years supervised release, and Edgington forfeited $9370.00 in drug proceeds.

Beginning in 2007 Edgington bought methamphetamine and marijuana from his source in Chicago, Carlos Alvarado.

On June 8, 2012, Edgington consented to a search of his residence and agents seized 130 grams of methamphetamine, seven pounds of marijuana, and $9,370 in cash.

Alvarado has pled guilty on related charges and his sentencing date is to be determined

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorneyâ??s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.