Gary Lynn Ice, the leader of a family drug ring that operated out of Somervell County, has been sentenced to 14 years in a federal prison.
Ice, 44, of Walnut Springs, was arrested last November and indicted for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
His son, Gary Trent Ice, 23, of Walnut Springs, also was indicted for possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of or addict to a controlled substance. His sentencing is scheduled before U.S. District Judge Walter Smith of Waco on June 15.
Gary Lynn Ice entered a guilty plea in January. He has been transferred to a federal prison in Beaumont.
His wife, Christy, also was arrested for possession.
The arrests were made after the Somervell County Sheriff's Department and Stop the Offender Program-Special Crimes Unit conducted a covert narcotics investigation related to illicit drug sales — namely, meth — within the county. The unit identified a “combination” of people actively distributing meth within the Glen Rose area.
A search warrant executed at the Ice residence on FM 203 turned up illicit items including a “substantial” quantity of meth, a “distribution quantity” of marijuana, a stolen Harley-Davidson motorcycle and other property associated with the sale of meth, authorities said.