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Davenport Man Sentenced For Maintaining A Drug House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 26, 2012, Roger Dengler, age 55, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment for maintaining a drug house announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner also sentenced Dengler to two years supervised release following imprisonment and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund. On March 7, 2011, Dengler pled guilty to maintaining a drug house.

During the summer of 2006, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Quad Cities Metropolitan Enforcement Group conducted an investigation into the distribution of marijuana and cocaine in the Davenport area after seizing 80 pounds of marijuana from a hotel room. During the course of the investigation, police learned that Dengler, a 36 year employee of the United States Postal Office, allowed various members of the conspiracy access to his home to store cocaine and marijuana. Marijuana was transported from Denver, Colorado to Dengler’s home concealed in tires. Once it arrived in Davenport, Dengler, and others, would break down the tires, retrieve the marijuana, weigh and repackage it, then distribute it to various customers in the Davenport area. Cocaine was also transported from Denver to Davenport and stored in Dengler’s home. In exchange for the use of his home, Dengler received cocaine and marijuana. During the course of the conspiracy, Dengler stored at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana in his home.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Quad Cities Metropolitan Enforcement Group, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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