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Six Waterloo Heroin Dealers Sentenced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A group of men and women who conspired together in the Waterloo area to distribute heroin were sentenced February 27, 2012, to a total of more than fifty-two years in federal prison.

Arthur Scott, 43, from Waterloo; Edward Sapp, 55, from Waterloo; Windy Hayes, 53, from Waterloo; Rochester Mitchell, 46, from Waterloo; Thelma Moore, 55, from Waterloo; and Arvester Edwards, 55, from Waterloo received the prison terms after guilty pleas to conspiracy to distribute heroin.

The evidence showed these individuals were part of a large-scale heroin distribution ring operating in Waterloo since 2007.

All six persons were sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.

Scott was sentenced to 144 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a ten-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Sapp was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a eight-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Hayes was sentenced to forty-nine months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. She must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Mitchell was sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a ten-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Moore was sentenced to forty months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. She must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Edwards was sentenced to thirty-seven months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a four-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

There is no parole in the federal system.

Scott, Hayes, Mitchell, Edwards, and Sapp are being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until they can be transported to a federal prison. Moore was released on the bond previously set and is to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick J. Reinert and investigated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of the Tri-County Drug Task Force, Cedar Rapids DEA Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, Internal Revenue Service, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Tri-County Drug Task Force is composed of the Waterloo Police Department, Cedar Falls Police Department, Waverly Police Department, Bremer County Sheriff’s Office, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, LaPorte City Police Department, Evansdale Police Department, Hudson Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Cedar Rapids Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force consists of the DEA; Linn County Sheriff's Office; Cedar Rapids Police Department; Marion Police Department; Iowa City Police Department; Clinton Police Department; Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 11cr2025.

 

 

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