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Davenport Man Sentenced For Maintaining A Drug House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2012

DAVENPORT, IA – On February 10, 2012, Jeremy Sullivan, age 36, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment for maintaining a drug house, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also sentenced Sullivan to serve two years supervised release following imprisonment and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund. On September 1, 2011, Sullivan entered a guilty plea to maintaining a drug house.

In the winter of 2010, the Davenport Police Department, while investigating drug trafficking by street gang members and other persons, developed a confidential source who was able to purchase cocaine from Justo Lopez, Jr. During one of these purchases, Lopez was seen leaving Sullivan’s home immediately prior to the controlled buy, and returning back to the home at the completion of the buy. After observing this, Davenport, Iowa, Police obtained and executed a search warrant at Sullivan’s home. Police seized marijuana, cash, and drug paraphernalia from his home.

Further investigation indicated that since 2007, Sullivan had allowed numerous individuals access to his home for the purpose of storing, repackaging, and selling drugs. Sullivan also made sales of cocaine and marijuana from his home. In exchange for the use of his home, Sullivan received cocaine or marijuana. Since 2007, Sullivan allowed at least 3.5 kilograms of cocaine to be stored, repackaged, or sold from his home.

Lopez, Jr., who was prosecuted in a separate case along with several co-defendants, is awaiting sentencing on drug trafficking conspiracy charges.

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

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