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Burlington Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Drug Trafficking

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

DAVENPORT, IA – A Burlington man was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

Shawn Henry Lewis, age 37, possessed over 380 grams of cocaine and 2,200 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute them. Lewis has multiple prior felony convictions related to drug trafficking offenses. Following his prison term, Lewis will have to serve seven years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Taskforce, Burlington Police Department, Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer

Updated January 27, 2023

Drug Trafficking