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Iowa Man Sentenced to Nearly 11 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Heroin and Methamphetamine in Northwest Illinois

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

ROCKFORD — An Iowa man has been sentenced to nearly eleven years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin in northwest Illinois.

CORDERO DAVIS, 36, of Dubuque, Iowa, pleaded guilty earlier this year to knowingly and intentionally possessing nearly 900 grams of methamphetamine and more than 50 grams of heroin with the intent to distribute.  U.S. District Judge Iain D. Johnston on Thursday sentenced Davis to 130 months in federal prison.

On June 28, 2022, an officer with the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office stopped Davis’s vehicle.  Davis failed to produce any identification and then provided a false name and date of birth to the officer.  The officer confirmed Davis’s true identity and discovered that Davis’s driver’s license was suspended.  The officer also discovered an arrest warrant pending against Davis from Cook County, Ill.  The officer arrested Davis and discovered the controlled substances during a search of his vehicle.

The sentence was announced by Morris Pasqual, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Sheila G. Lyons, Special Agent-in-Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.  The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Maveus.

Updated July 17, 2023

Drug Trafficking