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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 17, 2014

Davenport Man Sentenced on Federal Marijuana Conspiracy

DAVENPORT, IA – On October 17, 2014, Edwin James Goodwin, age 36, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 60 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute at least 100 kilograms of marijuana, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Goodwin was also ordered to serve four years of supervised release following the imprisonment and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

Beginning in approximately July 2008 and continuing until about July 31, 2012, Goodwin conspired with other persons to distribute marijuana in the Davenport, Iowa, area. Specifically, during the above-mentioned time period Goodwin regularly sold multiple pound quantities of marijuana directly to his co-defendant Marqueis Letrell Lewis and other persons in Davenport for further distributions to various customers in the Davenport area. Over the course of the conspiracy Goodwin distributed over 700 kilograms of marijuana. Lewis pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute at least 100 kilograms of marijuana and was sentenced by Judge Rose in January 2014 to 113 months imprisonment. Goodwin also forfeited $58,433.27 to the government as proceeds derived from Goodwin’s drug trafficking activities.

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

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