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Bettendorf Man Sentenced to Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearm Offenses

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa—On May 29, 2019, Laron Josiah Carr, age 26, of Bettendorf, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 84 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the plea agreement, on May 31, 2018, Bettendorf Police officers responded to a domestic dispute involving a firearm. When they arrived, Carr ran from the police and drew a loaded firearm. Carr was eventually taken into custody without incident. Carr was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine packaged for sale. Carr pleaded guilty to the charges on January 22, 2019.

This case was investigated by the Bettendorf Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated May 31, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses