Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

December 30, 2013

Meth co-conspirator receives probation

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor
The Daily Iowegian

---- — A Centerville man tagged as a co-conspirator in the manufacture of methamphetamine received a suspended prison sentence while his cohort from Mystic was sent to prison.

Gary Molloy Black, 41, of Centerville, was sentenced Dec. 24 in Appanoose County by Judge Daniel P. Wilson to 10 years in prison suspended to five years probation and fine on the reduced charge of controlled substance violation, a C felony. Black’s original charge was a B felony controlled substance violation.

The court dismissed four counts of aggravated child endangerment, no injury Dec. 24 against Black.

The offense date for the five criminal offenses was April 12, 2013.

Black owes $1,675 to the county for the adjudication of this case.

Black’s co-conspirator, Thomas Walter Martin, 40, on Oct. 8 in Appanoose County was sent to prison for 10 years on the C felony charge of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Martin was originally charged with a class B felony controlled substance violation.

Martin at one point during a April 12, 2013 stop by the Centerville police in the 800 block of North 18th Street admitted Black was a co-conspirator of his in the manufacture of meth from March 14 to April 12.

Martin still owes $7,757.19 for the adjudication of his case.