Iowa City Man Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Crack Cocaine
DAVENPORT, IA - On December 5, 2013, Ricardo Ibarra Toscano, a 39 year-old citizen of Mexico, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 60 months in prison, after pleading guilty to illegal re-entry into the United States as an aggravated felon, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. After serving his sentence, Ibarra Toscano will be turned over to immigration authorities. If he is not deported, then he will be subject to a term of supervised release of three years. Ibarra Toscano was also ordered to pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund. Ibarra Toscano had been deported on four prior occasions and had five prior drug convictions, including one in 2002 for manufacturing methamphetamine. Ibarra Toscano was found in Muscatine County, Iowa, in March 2013, after pleading guilty to interference with official acts.
This case was investigated by the United States Department of Homeland Security-Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.