Davenport Man Sentenced After Federal Drug Conspiracy Conviction
DAVENPORT, IA- On November 30, 2012, Charles Glen Harrington, age 41, from Davenport, Iowa was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Harrington was sentenced to 168 months imprisonment and ordered to serve five years supervised release following his imprisonment. Harrington was also ordered to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.
From approximately October 2007 until June 2011, Alon Shorter, Dale Shorter, Roscoe Lee, Charles Bateman, Charles Harrington, David Minor and Kadar Wall conspired to distribute in excess of 2.8 kilograms of cocaine base. This investigation included controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Harrington on February 22, 2010, February 25, 2010, March 1, 2010, March 5, 2010, and March 23, 2010. The crack cocaine distributed by Minor came from co-conspirators Dale and Alon Shorter. Harrington admitted to being directly responsible for, and it was reasonably foreseeable to him that others in this conspiracy were responsible for, in excess of 2.8 kilograms of crack cocaine.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
Davenport Man Sentenced to 10 years in Prison for Methamphetamine and Gun Offenses
DAVENPORT, IA – On November 29, 2012, Travis Lee Meier, age 21, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for conspiring to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and for possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose also sentenced Meier to four years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment.
Meier agreed with others to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine from October 2011 through early March 2012. Meier manufactured and distributed methamphetamine on multiple occasions over the course of the conspiracy and possessed firearms in furtherance of his drug activity.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.