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Davenport Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Crack Cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA- On August 29, 2012, Alon Lee Shorter, age 37, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 240 months imprisonment, having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered that Shorter serve five years of supervised release following imprisonment and pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund. Five other codefendants in this case, Charles Bateman, Charles Harrington, Roscoe Lee, David Minor and Kadar Wall, have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

Investigation of this conspiracy revealed that from approximately October 2007 until June 2011, Shorter and his co-conspirators distributed in excess of 2.8 kilograms of crack cocaine. Investigators made five controlled purchases of crack from Harrington and Bateman, who distributed crack cocaine provided by Dale and Alon Shorter, and two controlled purchases of crack directly from Dale Shorter. Investigators determined that Minor, Wall, and others distributed crack cocaine for Alon Shorter at multiple locations in Davenport, including an apartment on Heatherton Drive.

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

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