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Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Charge

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

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A Davenport man, Donell Jamar Hines, age 32, was sentenced on Monday, June 28, 2021, by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 57 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Mixture and Substance Containing Cocaine Base, Cocaine, and Heroin. This sentence is to be served consecutively with a supervised release revocation sentence of 24 months for a prior offense that Hines had been sentenced to in 2016. The total sentence impose was 81 months in prison. Hines was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release to follow his prison term as well as pay $100.00 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, Hines was identified by law enforcement as a participant in drug activities. On September 25, 2019, members of the Davenport Police Department executed a search warrant on the known residence of Hines in the area of Betsy Ross Place in Davenport. During the search, officers located a large amount of United States currency, multiple plastic baggies of drugs including cocaine and heroin, and a digital scale. Following laboratory testing, the controlled substances recovered were determined to be approximately 166 grams of cocaine, 12 grams of cocaine base, and 4 grams of heroin. On February 19, 2021, Hines admitted that on or about September 25, 2019, he was knowingly and intentionally in possession of the controlled substances mentioned above and had the intention to distribute some of all the controlled substances to another person. Hines, furthermore, admitted to the currency found being proceeds from his activity in distributing controlled substances.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement.

The Davenport Police Department investigated the case.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated June 30, 2021

Drug Trafficking