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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cedar Rapids Marijuana & Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to Prison

A Cedar Rapids man who sold over 100 pounds of marijuana was sentenced on April 17, 2018, to 23 months in federal prison.

Vichit Kho, age 37, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 6, 2017, guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and cocaine.  At the guilty plea, Kho admitted he agreed to distribute more than 110 pounds of marijuana and quantities of cocaine in the Cedar Rapids area between 2011 and 2016.

Kho was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade.  Kho was sentenced to 23 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Kho is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Reinert and was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force consisting of the DEA; the Linn County Sheriff's Office; the Cedar Rapids Police Department; the Marion Police Department; and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.

The case file number is 17-CR-00063.

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Drug Trafficking
Updated April 18, 2018