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Burlington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Jose Luis Escundino Romayor, age 37, was sentenced on July 19, 2022, to 210 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine. Romayor was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term. Romayor pleaded to the charge in February 2022.

According to court documents, in July and August of 2017, law enforcement in Des Moines County utilized a police informant to purchase “ice” methamphetamine from Romayor on multiple occasions. During the investigation, law enforcement seized more than 2 kilograms of methamphetamine and a pistol. After his arrest, Romayor admitted regularly receiving large amounts of methamphetamine for resale.

U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This matter was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Southeast Iowa Drug Task Force and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


MacKenzie Tubbs

Updated July 21, 2022

Drug Trafficking