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

Friday, February 18, 2022

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Gun and Drug Charges

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Aaron James Wadden, age 24, of Davenport, was sentenced yesterday to 140 months – approximately 11.5 years – in federal prison for gun and drug charges.

According to court documents, Wadden was sentenced to prison for trafficking methamphetamine and possessing a firearm related to his drug trafficking. This case arose after law enforcement received a 911 call related to a reckless driver in the area of Highway 61. Wadden was observed backing onto the highway into oncoming traffic, driving in the ditch, running multiple stop signs, and driving in the wrong lane of traffic. Wadden ultimately turned down a dead-end street, failed to slow down, crashed into a concrete barrier, and went airborne. Wadden then fled on foot. Officers located Wadden and found a loaded rifle and methamphetamine in the vehicle. Wadden was under supervision for a State of Iowa felony drug offense at the time of this offense.

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

Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 18, 2022