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Davenport Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On April 6, 2012, Justo Lopez, Jr., age 29, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 65 months of imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also sentenced Lopez to serve 5 years of supervised release following his imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund. On December 9, 2010, Lopez entered a guilty plea in federal court to conspiring to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine from January 2010 through September 2, 2010.

In the winter of 2010, the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, investigating cocaine trafficking in the Davenport area, conducted several controlled buys of cocaine from Lopez. Police then executed search warrants at Lopez’ home and the home of an associate, seizing drugs, cash, drug paraphernalia, and a drug ledger. Investigation revealed that Lopez received a kilogram of cocaine on a weekly basis from a Chicago source. During the course of the conspiracy, Lopez distributed at least 32 kilograms of cocaine.

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

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