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Bettendorf Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Charges

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

Davenport, Iowa – Deandre Darnell Blakely, age 26, of Bettendorf, was sentenced on Thursday, May 27, 2021, by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey, to 80 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Following his prison term, Carter was ordered to serve three years of supervised release.

According to court documents, Blakely was involved in the distribution of marijuana and possessed multiple firearms as a felon. After his arrest, Blakely attempted to obstruct justice by soliciting others to provide false information on his behalf. Blakely has prior convictions for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm (related to a shooting), Obstructing Justice, and a prior felony drug conviction. Blakely pleaded guilty to the charges on November 16, 2020.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement.

The Davenport Police Department investigated this matter and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated June 1, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses