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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 27, 2015

Iowa City Man Sentenced for Heroin Trafficking Offense

DAVENPORT, IA – On March 26, 2015, Antoine Marquet Clemons, age 38, of Iowa City, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge James E. Gritzner for conspiracy to distribute heroin announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Clemons was sentenced to 151 months’ imprisonment, ordered to serve three years’ supervised release following the imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

In November of 2013, law enforcement utilized an undercover agent to make two purchases of approximately half-gram amounts of heroin directly from a subject of interest. On both occasions, immediately before the undercover agent received heroin from the subject, police observed Clemons meet and sell heroin to the subject. Approximately one week after the second transaction, law enforcement executed search warrants for two residences associated with Clemons. At one residence agents located, among other things, 26.5 grams of heroin and indicia of Clemons’ residency. At the other residence, police located $2,648 in U.S. currency (of which $200 was pre-serialized "buy funds" that the undercover agent provided to the other subject moments before the second transaction), digital scales, and indicia for Clemons.

Clemons pleaded guilty on December 19, 2014, to the crime of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Prior to the instant conviction, Clemons’ had seven prior felony drug convictions.

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

 

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