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California Man Sentenced to 300 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

DAVENPORT, IA - On April 10, 2017, Derrick Christopher Johnson, age 50, of Lakeview Terrace, California, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 300 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Johnson was also ordered to serve seven years of supervised release following his imprisonment and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.


The charge resulted from an investigation showing Johnson regularly drove quantities of methamphetamine from California to Iowa. At the sentencing hearing, the District Court found Johnson distributed over 4.5 kilograms of methamphetamine.


This investigation was conducted by the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.





Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at



Updated April 12, 2017

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