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Waterloo Man Sent Back To Prison For Violating His Supervised Release Conditions By Selling Drugs

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A federal felon who was serving a six-year term of supervised release after being released from prison for drug trafficking was sent back to prison for three years when he was caught selling drugs again.

Floyd Neal, age 71, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after admitting during a revocation hearing on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, that he violated the terms and conditions of his supervised release.

During the hearing, Neal admitted that, while on supervised release, he failed to provide a urine sample as required, was residing with a felon against orders, and provided urine on April 23, 2014, that tested positive for cocaine.  The most serious violation, however, occurred on May 6, 2014, when the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Waterloo Police Department searched Neal’s apartment and car and found cocaine.  Neal admitted to the officers that he was involved in distributing cocaine.

Neal was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Neal was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a one-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Neal 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 C.J. Williams and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Waterloo Police Department, and the United States Probation Office. 

Court file information is available at  The case file number is 97-cr-2012.

Updated February 19, 2015