GavelFive men have been sentenced to federal prison for their involvement in a long-running Mason City-area methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 31-year-old Billy Huerta of Mason City and 32-year-old Steven Davis of Stockton California were bringing or mailing pound quantities of meth from California to the Mason City area with Huerta, 25-year-old Michael Moreno and 29-year-old Francisco Mora Martinez of Stockton California and 27-year-old David Huerta of Mason City also being involved in the conspiracy.

All pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, with David Huerta and Davis also pleading guilty to distributing a controlled substance. Billy Huerta was previously convicted of a drug felony and sentenced to 20 years, David Huerta was sentenced to 11-and-a-quarter years, Davis to 121 months, while Mora-Martinez and Moreno each were sentenced to 10 years in prison

The meth ring operated from August 2010 to October of last year.

(Reporting by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City)