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Fairfield Man Sentenced After Federal Marijuana Conspiracy Conviction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA - On August 9, 2012, Joseph Keith Haynes II, age 26, from Fairfield, Iowa, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment, having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered Haynes to serve four years on supervised release following imprisonment and pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

Two co-defendants were named in the same indictment. Gerhard Hanneman has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. The other co-defendant is awaiting trial.

From February 2011 to December 2011, Haynes, Hanneman and others conspired to distribute at least 100 kilograms of marijuana. Haynes admitted that he received marijuana from Hanneman in multiple pound quantities. Hanneman transported this marijuana from California to Haynes in Fairfield. During the conspiracy, Haynes received and distributed at least 100 kilograms of marijuana, including distributions in the Fairfield area.

This case was investigated by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Coralville, Iowa, Police Department, the Fairfield, Iowa, Police Department, the Iowa City, Iowa, Police Department, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the Ottumwa, Iowa, Police Department, the University of Iowa Police Department, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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