Davenport Man Sentenced to Thirty Years in Prison After Federal Drug Conviction
DAVENPORT, IA - On May 17, 2013, Roscoe Chambers, age 41, from Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Stephanie M. Rose to 360 months imprisonment, after a jury found him guilty of two counts of distribution of crack cocaine and one count of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Chambers was also ordered to serve eight years of supervised release after release from prison, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.
On June 23, 2012 and June 24, 2012, law enforcement officers conducted two controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Chambers in a Davenport, Iowa, parking lot. On June 23rd, Chambers also expressed interest in purchasing two handguns. Based on these controlled purchases and other investigations, the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department conducted a search of Chambers’ Davenport apartment. From this apartment, officers seized over 70 additional grams of crack cocaine, cash and other items consistent with drug distribution. On January 10, 2013, a jury found Chambers guilty of two counts of distribution of crack cocaine and one count of possession with the intent to distribute. At sentencing, Chambers was found to be a career offender based on two prior convictions for crimes of violence.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Iowa State Patrol, Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Davenport Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.