News and Press Releases

Fort Madison Man Sentenced on Federal Drug and Firearms Convictions

December 6, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA - On December 6, 2012, Donald Eugene Hinton III, age 24, formerly of Fort Madison, Iowa, was sentenced to 90 months imprisonment on charges of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Chief United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner also ordered that Hinton serve six years supervised release following imprisonment and pay $300 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On January 3, 2012 and February 9, 2012, the Lee County Narcotics Task Force conducted three controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Hinton at a Fort Madison apartment building. On February 17, 2012 task force officers armed with a search warrant searched Hinton’s residence, seizing crack cocaine, marijuana, a loaded handgun, and additional evidence. Hinton entered pleas of guilty to charges of possessing crack cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Iowa. This investigation was conducted by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lee County Narcotics Task Force.

(Download Press Release )



Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
United States Attorneys 225th Anniversary
Community Outreach

Giving Back to the Community through a variety of venues & initatives.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Defending Childhood

Develop knowledge and spread awareness about children's exposure to violence.

Justice 101

Basic primer for the federal judicial system.

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter