A Waterloo man has pleaded guilty to charges that he called another person while he was in prison and asked that person to bring him marijuana. Thirty-year-old Marlon Gantt was charged on June 1st of this year with using the telephone to facilitate the possession of marijuana. He has previously been convicted of a felony drug offense.
Gantt was locked up at the Anamosa state prison in May of 2003 when he called another person on the phone and asked them to bring him marijuana. When the person came to visit Gantt, guards found the person had three balloons filled with marijuana. Gantt pleaded guilty to the charge Monday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids and now faces an additional eight years in prison.