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Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distribution of Cocaine Base

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa — On February 9, 2021, United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose sentenced Ira Lee Clark, age 29, of Davenport, to 168 months in prison for Distribution of Cocaine Base, announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. Following his prison term, Clark was ordered to serve five years of supervised release, as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Clark was involved in the distribution of significant quantities of cocaine and cocaine base. Clark acknowledged maintaining a premises for the purposes of manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance on Locust Street in Davenport. Clark also admitted to possessing a firearm related to his drug trafficking activities.

Clark’s criminal history includes convictions for Involuntary Manslaughter; Child Endangerment, Serious Injury Resulting and Eluding; and Aggravated Battery. Clark was under criminal justice supervision at the time of this offense.

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


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated February 10, 2021

Drug Trafficking