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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Burlington Man Sentenced On Federal Cocaine Conspiracy

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 21, 2014, Shane Francis Culbertson, age 29, of Burlington, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to 30 months of imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Culbertson was also ordered to serve three 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, Culbertson conspired with other persons to distribute cocaine in the Burlington, Iowa area. Specifically, during the above-mentioned time period Culbertson personally sold cocaine in quantities ranging from one to nine ounces to undercover law enforcement. Over the course of the conspiracy Culbertson was responsible for over 500 grams of cocaine. Culbertson’s three co-defendants, Zachary Robert Shullaw, Corey Damon Keys, and Akeem Levelle Eison, have each plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and are awaiting sentencing.

This case was investigated by the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement; the United States Drug Enforcement Administration; the Burlington, Iowa, Police Department; 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