(STL.News) – United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on October 16, 2019, Marcus John Josephson, age 35, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Josephson was sentenced to 102 months in prison, to be followed by a term of supervised release of three years.
On August 20, 2019, Judge Ebinger sentenced Josephson’s co-defendants, Dustyn Russell Bond, age 47, and Clayton Dean Stucker, age 31, for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Bond was sentenced to 176 months of imprisonment, to be followed by a term of supervised release of eight years; and Stucker was sentenced to 77 months in prison, to be followed by a term of supervised release of five years. All three defendants had earlier pleaded guilty to this charge.
On January 10, 2018, Bond and Stucker were stopped by law enforcement in Mills County and found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Bond and Stucker were associated with Marcus Josephson, who assisted them in the distribution of controlled substances in Montgomery County.
This case was investigated by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Mills County Sheriff’s Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.