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Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Firearm Charges

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Davenport man, Deontae Montrice Lott, age 39, was sentenced on Thursday, November 18, 2021 by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 137 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. Lott was ordered to serve four years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, Lott was identified when law enforcement obtained .62 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture from Lott at his residence in Davenport in August 2020. On August 13, 2020, a search warrant was conducted at Lott’s residence, and law enforcement found 77.45 grams of heroin/fentanyl mixture, a digital scale, $2,020.00 in drug proceeds/funds, and a loaded Taurus nine-millimeter handgun. In a post-Miranda interview, Lott admitted to selling heroin. Furthermore, Lott admitted to possessing the firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking crime and possessing the heroin/fentanyl mixture with the intent to distribute. On June 28, 2021, Lott admitted to the facts above and pleaded guilty.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated November 22, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses