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Davenport Man Sentenced to 160 Months in Prison for Crack Cocaine Distribution

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

DAVENPORT, IA - On April 11, 2017, Sultan Tippu Bismillah, heather Jean Reekr38, of Coralville, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 160 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Bismillah was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his imprisonment and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.


Between December 2013 and December 4, 2015, Bismillah was a member of a conspiracy that distributed crack cocaine throughout Iowa City and Coralville. During that time period, law enforcement conducted several controlled transactions with these conspiracy members, and the members identified Bismillah as a crack cocaine supplier. On October 17, 2016, Bismillah pled guilty and admitted that he knowingly entered into an agreement to distribute cocaine base in Iowa City and Coralville, and in furtherance of the conspiracy, he obtained, purchased, and distributed cocaine base.


This investigation was conducted by the Johnson County Inter Agency Drug Task Force and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. 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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