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Moline Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Charges

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Michael Terrell Richardson, of Moline, Illinois, was sentenced on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 180 months in prison for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime and Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base. Richardson was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, Michael Terrell Richardson, age 40, was involved in long-term trafficking of controlled substances in and around Davenport. Richardson knowingly possessed two firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities. At the time of these offenses, Richardson was under supervision for a prior controlled substance charge. Richardson also had a prior conviction for attempted first degree murder.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Davenport Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scott County Sheriff’s Office, East Moline Police Department, and the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office.

This case is part of the Project Safe Neighborhood, 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 October 8, 2021

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses