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

Monday, May 20, 2013

Davenport Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine Base

DAVENPORT, IA – On May 17, 2013, Mauriosantana Paul Cowan, age 40, was sentenced to 300 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose also sentenced Salinas to ten years of supervised release following the imprisonment.

From at least March 2009 and continuing until April 26, 2010, Cowan conspired with others to distribute large amounts of cocaine base. Cowan purchased cocaine base in Chicago from various sources and then redistributed these drugs to various individuals in the Quad Cities. Cowan purchased cocaine base in multiple ounce to half kilogram quantities and made deliveries in Davenport, Iowa, approximately every other week over a six month period.

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

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Updated March 12, 2015