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Minnesota Man Sentenced to 280 Months in Prison on Drug Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Cordell Cole, age 36, of Minnesota, was sentenced today to 280 months (over 23 years) in federal prison for his leadership of a drug conspiracy responsible for bringing ice methamphetamine and cocaine into the Southern District of Iowa.

According to court documents, Cole was found responsible for recruiting and managing members of a drug conspiracy bringing cocaine and ice methamphetamine into the area. Cole was also found to have possessed a firearm related to his drug trafficking activities. Cole has four prior felony drug convictions and was on supervision for a felony drug offense at the time that he committed this offense.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Davenport Police Department, Clinton Police Department, and the Anoka Hennepin (MN) Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated February 20, 2022

Drug Trafficking