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Davenport man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute crack


This news story was published on December 26, 2011.
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DAVENPORT, IA – On December 20, 2011, Lorenzo Diaz, age 48, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced
United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also sentenced Diaz to serve 4 years of supervised release following his imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund. On July 22, 2011, Diaz pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute at least five hundred grams of cocaine from September 2009 through September 25, 2010.

Starting in 2009, the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department investigated a significant drug
trafficking organization responsible for distributing large quantities of cocaine in the Davenport area. As part of their investigation, police conducted a controlled buy of approximately two ounces of cocaine from Diaz. Police also searched Diaz’s home and seized additional cocaine and assorted drug paraphernalia. The investigation revealed that during the course of the conspiracy Diaz distributed at least 5 kilograms of cocaine.

This case was investigated by the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, and the United
States 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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