CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Marston man has pled guilty to a federal felony drug charge.
Clifford Dale Gream, 65, entered a plea of guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine.
Gream, who appeared before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry on Monday, now faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine or both with the court imposing a period of supervised release of at least four years. Sentencing is set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 in Cape Girardeau.
With his plea, Gream admitted that on Aug. 25, officers from the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at his Marston residence and located a set of digital gram scales, drug packaging materials, $5,801 in U.S. currency and 86.9 grams of a substance which was later determined at the Drug Enforcement Administration laboratory to be methamphetamine.
Gream was interviewed by officers and, after waiving his constitutional rights, stated that he had been involved in trafficking meth.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Gream forfeited the currency to the government.