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Burlington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Firearm Charges

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Burlington man, Jacob Robert Hogberg, age 32, was sentenced on Thursday, November 18, 2021 by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 148 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Hogberg was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, Hogberg was identified in December 2019 when law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel in Burlington. Officers made contact with Hogberg and two other individuals. During a search of a vehicle associated with Hogberg, officers located 205.38 grams of methamphetamine, a loaded Mossberg 20-gauge pump shotgun, and Winchester .20 gauge shotgun shells. Hogberg admitted to possessing the methamphetamine with the intent to distribute some or all of it to another person. Furthermore, as a convicted felon, Hogberg was prohibited from legally possessing firearms and ammunition. On July 14, 2021, Hogberg pleaded guilty to the two charges brought against him.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Burlington Police Department investigated the case.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated November 22, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses