COLUMBIA, MO – A Columbia man has pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal to federal prosecutors for his role in a drug distribution case.

According to U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of Missouri’s Western District, Gary Deangelo Warren, 32, was found guilty of trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The plea agrees to 15 years in prison. A co-defendant who pleaded guilty in May 2018, Michael Bilderback, distributed the meth he received from Warren at the rate of at least eight ounces per day, over a period of two months.