Skip to main content
Press Release

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa — On December 31, 2020, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Curtis Lee Smith, age 26, of Davenport, to 65 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Following his prison term, Smith will serve three years of supervised release as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On January 25, 2019, officers were dispatched to the Quad City Inn in Davenport in response to a 911 call describing a person being held against her will in a room. When officers arrived at the room, two people were found inside— a woman and Smith. Officers obtained a search warrant for the motel room. Upon execution of the warrant, officers discovered 128 grams of marijuana, a .380 caliber pistol, a .45 caliber pistol, and another .380 caliber pistol. Smith admitted to placing the marijuana and firearms in the ceiling of the room near a vent. Additionally, officers found a digital scale, drug packaging materials, and $2,060 United States currency. Smith admitted to possessing the marijuana with the intent to distribute it and using the firearms in furtherance of that drug distribution.

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


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated December 31, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses