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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 16, 2015

Federal Court Sentences Davenport Man for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and False Statements to a Federal Grand Jury

DAVENPORT, IA- On January 16, 2015, Harrison Sean Summers, age 23, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to two concurrent terms of 30 months imprisonment, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and false statements to a federal grand jury, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Summers was also ordered to serve two years of supervised release, and to pay $200 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

Beginning by at least May 2011, and continuing until approximately March 2013, Summers entered into an agreement to receive marijuana from co-defendant Jared Fromknecht to distribute to others. Summers was aware that Fromknecht was shipping marijuana via mail from Colorado to Iowa for re-distribution. As part of this agreement, Summers paid Fromknecht for marijuana received by depositing drug proceeds in a bank account. At sentencing, Summers admitted to being responsible for over 40 kilograms of marijuana.

As relates to the false statements charge, Summers appeared in front of a federal grand jury on or about March 20, 2013, and falsely testified under oath that he had not received marijuana from Fromknecht.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Iowa Department of Public Safety-Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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