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Burlington Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Offense

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

DAVENPORT, IOWA – On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, a Burlington man was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 20 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Gerald Victor Terry, age 50, admitted to distributing ice methamphetamine in Burlington. Terry had several prior criminal convictions and was on State of Iowa parole for two felony convictions at the time of this offense. After Terry’s prison term he will serve five years of supervised release.

Acting 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, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated August 3, 2021

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