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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Federal Court Sentences Davenport Man for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

DAVENPORT, IA - On January 22, 2015, Justin Scott Coffey, age 30, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner to 63 months in prison, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Coffey also was ordered to serve four years of supervised release following the imprisonment, and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund.

From June 2007 to April 2013, Coffey and other individuals entered into an agreement to distribute over 100 kilograms of marijuana. During this time period, Coffey traveled to California and arranged for the purchase of multiple pound quantities of marijuana. Coffey mailed packages of marijuana back to other Iowa co-conspirators for re-distribution in the Quad Cities area. Coffey also transported marijuana and drug proceeds himself in and out of Iowa.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Quad CityMetropolitan Enforcement Group (QCMEG). The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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