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Burlington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Burlington man, Valentino Giovanni McCampbell, was sentenced on Monday, October 4, 2021 by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 64 months in prison for Drug User in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition. McCampbell was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Law enforcement began investigating McCampbell, age 22, after he was observed at a shooting range in Des Moines County while on state probation for firearms offenses. Following one of McCampbell’s visits to the range in May 2020, law enforcement seized two firearms from him and continued their investigation. In July 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant at McCampbell’s residence, where they seized a loaded .45 caliber Glock 30 handgun; a stolen, loaded, Anderson Arms AR-15 rifle; numerous rounds of ammunition; marijuana; and drug paraphernalia. McCampbell provided a urine sample, which was positive for THC. McCampbell admitted being a daily user of marijuana, as well as selling marijuana to friends. On May 24, 2021, McCampbell pleaded guilty to this offense.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated October 5, 2021

Firearms Offenses