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Davenport Man Sentenced for Federal Heroin Conspiracy

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

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 30, 2015, Curtis Anthony Newman, Sr., age 54, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to 96 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Newman was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following the imprisonment and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

Beginning in approximately March 2010, and continuing until about September 22, 2012, Newman conspired with other persons to distribute heroin. Specifically, on multiple occasions during the above-mentioned time period co-conspirator Lennon Hunter, Jr. obtained heroin (ranging in weight from approximately one ounce to one-half kilogram) in Los Angeles, California. The heroin was then usually sent via parcel carrier to the Quad Cities area or provided to another co-conspirator who utilized rail and bus carriers to transport the heroin to the Quad Cities. Once in the Quad Cities, the heroin was delivered to Newman in Davenport, Iowa, for Newman’s further distribution. The total quantity of heroin distributed by Newman exceeded one kilogram.

Co-conspirator Lennon Hunter, Jr. was also charged in the Southern District of Iowa with conspiracy to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin, and Hunter, Jr. was previously sentenced by Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release following the imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency - Quad Cities Metropolitan Enforcement Group, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated April 13, 2015