|Davenport Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine|
|News Releases - Crime/Courts|
|Written by Val Quast|
|Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:00|
DAVENPORT, IA – On November 3, 2011, Jason Pendleton, age 29, of Davenport,
Iowa, was sentenced to 75 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced
United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also
sentenced Pendleton to serve 5 years of supervised release following his imprisonment and pay
$100 to the Crime Victims Fund. On May 17, 2011, Pendleton entered a guilty plea in federal
court for violating Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, for conspiring to distribute at least
five kilograms of cocaine from September 2009 through September 25, 2010.
In the winter of 2010, the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department began investigating a
significant drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing large quantities of cocaine in
the Davenport area. As part of their investigation, police conducted several controlled buys of
cocaine from Keenyn Hickman. Police then learned that Pendleton was Hickman’s source and
had been distributing cocaine to Hickman and others since 2008. Keenyn Hickman was
sentenced on November 3, 2011, to 120 months for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
This case was investigated by the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department and the Drug
Enforcement Administration, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office
for the Southern District of Iowa.
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