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Davenport Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Distribution of Fentanyl

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

Davenport, IA – A Davenport man was sentenced to 174 months of imprisonment, on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, for possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing a distribution amount of fentanyl.

According to court documents, on November 1, 2021, Linder Kai Divos, age 27, was in possession of a Taurus, nine-millimeter pistol, as well as 96 grams of methamphetamine and 564 fake Percocet pills, which contained fentanyl. Divos ran from the police. Prior to his arrest, law enforcement purchased pills containing fentanyl from Divos. After he is released from prison, Divos will serve five years of supervised release.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Davenport Police Department investigated the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In May 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer

Updated February 27, 2023

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