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Muscatine Man Sentenced to 135 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On April 5, 2018, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Michael William Elliott, Jr., age 46, of Muscatine, to 135 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Elliott was ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On November 17, 2017, Elliott pleaded guilty to the charge that arose from an investigation by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force. Elliott was involved in a methamphetamine conspiracy from July 2016 through April 12, 2017. During that time, Elliott was responsible for distributing over 1,100 grams of methamphetamine and he possessed a dangerous weapon.

This matter was investigated by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force and the Iowa Department of Public Safety, DCI Criminalistics Laboratory. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated April 6, 2018

Drug Trafficking