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

Friday, August 2, 2013

Former Iowa City Resident Sentenced To 100 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine Base

DAVENPORT, IA – On August 1, 2013, Jeffrey Goins, age 26, was sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to 100 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Goins was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following the imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

Beginning approximately June 2010 and continuing until about March 2, 2012, Goins conspired with others to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”) in the Iowa City, Iowa, area and other locations. In approximately August 2011, Goins and co-defendant Bryant Smith began distributing drugs together and utilized passenger bus lines to transport drugs from Chicago, Illinois, to Iowa City for resale. On January 4, 2012, police in Davenport, Iowa, intercepted about 90 grams of crack cocaine, 128 grams of powder cocaine, and marijuana secreted in luggage on a bus bound from Chicago to Iowa City. Investigation revealed that the luggage belonged to Javon Daniels, a passenger on the bus, who was transporting the drugs on behalf of Goins and Smith. On February 8, 2013, co-defendant Bryan Smith was sentenced to 140 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. On September 14, 2012, Javon Daniels was sentenced to 40 months in prison to be followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.

This case was investigated by the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Iowa City, Iowa, Police Department, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015