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Davenport Man Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possessing a Firearm

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

DAVENPORT, IA - On April 11, 2017, Gary Eric Arnold, age 50, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 140 months in prison on the charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and to 120 months for the charge of felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. The two sentences will run concurrently. Arnold was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his imprisonment and to pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.


On October 11, 2016, Arnold pleaded guilty to both offenses, admitting he had distributed over 500 grams of methamphetamine and possessed a firearm on January 22, 2016. The charges resulted from a drug trafficking investigation that occurred in Davenport, Iowa.


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

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses