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Iowa City Men Found Guilty in Heroin Distribution Case

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

DAVENPORT, IA – On April 12, 2016, Alfred Latrell Jackson, 25, and Curtis Lee Kemp, 49, both of Iowa City, Iowa, were found guilty following a four day jury trial for their involvement in a heroin distribution conspiracy, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose presided over the jury trial. Jackson was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin. Kemp was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and three counts of distribution of heroin.

Evidence was presented at trial that between December 2013 and May 2015, Jackson and Kemp conspired with others to distribute heroin in the Iowa City area. Kemp will be sentenced by Judge Rose on August 19, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. He may be sentenced up to twenty years on each of the four counts he was found guilty. Jackson will be sentenced by Judge Rose on August 19, 2016, at 11:15 a.m., and faces a maximum sentence of forty years imprisonment.

This matter was investigated by the Johnson County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Coralville Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Agency, Iowa City Police Department, North Liberty Police Department, University of Iowa Police Department, Muscatine County Drug Task Force, and the Washington County Drug Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated April 13, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking