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Two Davenport Men Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

October 15, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA - On October 15, 2012, Charles Edward Bateman, age 45, and Roscoe Terrell Lee, age 32, both of Davenport, Iowa, having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, were sentenced today, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Bateman to 168 months imprisonment and eight years supervised release following imprisonment. Lee was sentenced to 190 months imprisonment and five years supervised release following imprisonment.

From approximately October 2007, until June 2011, Alon Shorter, Dale Shorter, Roscoe Lee, Charles Bateman, Charles Harrington, David Minor, and Kadar Wall conspired to distribute in excess of 2.8 kilograms of cocaine base. During the investigation, law enforcement officers made two controlled purchases of crack cocaine from co-defendant Dale Shorter. Roscoe Lee supplied in excess of 8.4 kilograms to the charged conspiracy, primarily to Alon and Dale Shorter. Law enforcement officers also made five controlled purchases of crack from Harrington and one from Bateman, who distributed crack cocaine provided by Dale and Alon Shorter. Minor and Wall agreed to distribute crack cocaine for Dale and Alon Shorter at multiple locations in Davenport, Iowa, including an apartment on Heatherton Drive.

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

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