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Federal Court Sentences Muscatine Man For Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine

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

DAVENPORT, IA- On August 26, 2015, Pedro Cabrera Lopez, Jr. aka Pedro Lopez Cabrera, Jr., age 39, of Muscatine, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 120 months in prison on a charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Cabrera Lopez was also ordered to serve four years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

Beginning about June 2006 and continuing to about July 2007, Cabrera Lopez and his co-conspirators distributed large amounts of cocaine to individuals in Muscatine. The quantity of cocaine distributed in the conspiracy exceeded 2 kilograms.

After he was indicted, Cabrera Lopez went to Mexico for approximately seven years until he was arrested in Texas in November of 2014, and extradited back to Iowa. Cabrera Lopez pleaded guilty on April 22, 2015, to the charge of conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Muscatine County Drug Task Force, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.

Updated August 28, 2015

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