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Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Offenses

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa — On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Shelby Lamonte Miller, age 52, of Davenport, to 121 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. Following his imprisonment, Miller was ordered to serve eight years of supervised release and pay $300 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On August 20, 2020, Miller was found guilty on all counts following a jury trial. The investigation began in April 2019 when law enforcement learned Miller was distributing crack cocaine in the Davenport area. Law enforcement executed a search warrant on Miller’s residence, at the Quad City Inn in Davenport, where they located both crack cocaine and methamphetamine, along with other items consistent with drug trafficking.

At the time of this offense, Miller was on federal supervised release for a prior drug conviction. Chief Judge Jarvey revoked Miller’s supervised release and sentenced him to 36 months in prison, to be served consecutively to the 121-month sentence.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated February 26, 2021

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