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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

Friday, February 8, 2013

Davenport Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Marijuana And Cocaine

DAVENPORT, IA – On February 8, 2013, Aaron Deshawn Watson, age 33, was sentenced to 240 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana and five kilograms or more of cocaine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also sentenced Watson to ten years supervised release.

Beginning in approximately 2005 and continuing until 2010 Watson conspired with others to distribute large amounts of marijuana and cocaine. Watson often received and distributed hundreds of pounds of marijuana in connection with a co-defendant Gerardo Salinas, Jr. Salinas is set to be sentenced on April 5, 2013.

This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015