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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Burlington Man Sentenced to 242 Months in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- On February 12, 2018, Gregory Louis Baxter, Jr., age 34, formerly of Burlington, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 242 months in prison following his guilty plea to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Baxter was ordered to serve ten years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. Baxter faced an enhanced statutory mandatory minimum sentence based on a 2014 state conviction for conspiracy to deliver marijuana.

According to the plea agreement, on April 4, 2017, Baxter possessed 312 grams of actual “ice” methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Baxter admitted to distributing ounces of methamphetamine to another on that date. Baxter also admitted he intentionally attempted to flee from law enforcement agents in a vehicle and attempted to destroy evidence.

This investigation was conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Narcotics Enforcement; Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force; Johnson County Drug Task Force; Burlington Police Department; West Burlington Police Department; Iowa State Patrol; and Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated February 13, 2018