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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 1, 2013

Davenport Man Sentenced In Connection With Marijuana Conspiracy

DAVENPORT, IA – On February 1, 2013, Jonathan Lamont Morning, age 34, of Davenport, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also sentenced Morning to five years supervised release following imprisonment, ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment to the crime victim fund, and ordered him to forfeit $10,182 in cash seized during the investigation.

On January 27, 2012, Morning was arrested by Davenport, Iowa, police while making a delivery of 10 pounds of marijuana. Police subsequently recovered another 100 pounds of marijuana from Morning’s residence. The investigation revealed that Morning was involved in an interstate marijuana trafficking conspiracy with another Davenport resident, Earl Buckner. Buckner was sentenced on April 13, 2012, to 60 months imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015