Odessa Area Methamphetamine Ring Members Sentenced to Federal Prison

ODESSA, TEXAS – In Midland, a federal judge sentenced the last of six defendants who were operating a methamphetamine distribution ring throughout the Odessa area.  The judge sentenced 42-year-old Jeremy David Farley, aka “Biker,” to 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute approximately 27 kilograms of methamphetamine throughout the Odessa area, announced U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff, Odessa Police Chief Mike Gerke and DEA Special Agent in Charge Kyle Williamson, El Paso Division.

During yesterday’s sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge David Counts also ordered that Farley be placed on supervised release for a period of 10 years after completing his prison term.

On September 15, 2020, jurors convicted Farley of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  According to evidence presented during trial, Farley and others conspired between October 2019 and December 2019 to distribute approximately 27 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Permian Basin.  Evidence also revealed that this was Farley’s second federal drug conviction after being sentenced in 2009 to 87 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in the Odessa area.


This case resulted in six convictions and federal prison sentences, including Farley.  The other defendants who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine are:

  • Alan Oszuel Gonzalez, age 35 of Midland, was sentenced on October 2, 2020 to 235 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release;
  • Bryan Edward Madsen, age 49 of Odessa, was sentenced on October 9, 2020 to 312 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release;
  • Timothy Granado Marquez, age 36 of Odessa, was sentenced on October 14, 2020 to 188 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release;
  • Amber Rene Velarde, age 32 of Midland, was sentenced on October 14, 2020 to 135 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release; and,
  • Michael Robert Spaulding, age 46 of Wink, was sentenced on October 2, 2020 to 235 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.

The Odessa Police Department, with assistance from the DEA, investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Shane A. Chriesman prosecuted this case. 

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