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Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa- On September 25, 2019, Michael Lee Davis, age 26, of New Boston, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 120 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and 120 months in prison for felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. The two terms of imprisonment were ordered to run concurrently. Davis was ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On May 20, 2019, Davis pleaded guilty to the offenses and admitted on May 18, 2018, he was driving a vehicle in Burlington, Iowa, and was in possession of a 55.75 grams of actual methamphetamine, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, drug packaging material, and a digital scale. He further admitted at the time, he intended to distribute some or all of that methamphetamine to other people. Additionally, he admitted he had previously been convicted of two felony offenses in Mercer County, Illinois, in 2010 and 2015.

This matter was investigated by the Burlington Police Department and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated September 27, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods