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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Former Iowa City Area Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Methamphetamine Trafficking

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 22, 2015, Shedrick Xavier Pujoe, age 26, formerly of the Iowa City area, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose for possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Pujoe was sentenced to 180 months in prison. He was also ordered to serve five years supervised release following the imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On August 8, 2013, police executed a search warrant at a motel room in Coralville, Iowa, where Pujoe was residing. Police seized numerous items in the room indicative of drug trafficking, including 20 separately packaged amounts of ice methamphetamine totaling 88 grams. Also in the room were digital scales, latex gloves, numerous plastic baggies, and drug ledgers. Pujoe’s fingerprint was identified on the packaging containing the methamphetamine. At trial, testimony and supporting evidence was received that Pujoe sold portions of that ice methamphetamine on multiple occasions to a customer during the summer of 2014. On October 8, 2014, a jury found Pujoe guilty of the drug trafficking charge.

This case was investigated by the Johnson County Drug Task Force, the Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Coralville, Iowa, Police Department, and the Iowa City, Iowa, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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