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

Friday, May 30, 2014

Burlington Man Sentenced On Federal Cocaine Conspiracy

DAVENPORT, IA – On May 30, 2014, Corey Damon Keys, age 29, of Burlington, Iowa, was sentenced to 151 months imprisonment by United States District Judge John A. Jarvey for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. He was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following the imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

Beginning in approximately March 2012 and continuing until about April 24, 2013, Keys conspired with other persons to distribute cocaine in the Burlington, Iowa, area. On multiple occasions during the above-mentioned time period, co-defendant Shane Francis Culbertson sold an undercover law enforcement agent cocaine in multi-ounce quantities. Keys conspired with Culbertson for at least some of those transactions.

On January 21, 2014, Judge Jarvey sentenced Culbertson, of Burlington, Iowa, to 30 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release following imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. On January 24, 2014, co-defendants Akeem Levelle Eison and Zachary Robert Shullaw, both of Burlington, Iowa, were sentenced by Judge Jarvey to 100 months and 37 months imprisonment, respectively, for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Both were also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the imprisonment and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

This case was investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Burlington, Iowa, Police Department, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015