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Iowa Man Sentenced For Federal Drug and Firearm Offenses

This news story was published on December 26, 2012.
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DAVENPORT, IA- On December 20, 2012, Jamarlo Scales, age 25, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment, having previously pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine, and marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Chief United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner also ordered that Scales serve four years on supervised release following imprisonment and pay $400 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On December 19, 2011, members of the Davenport Police Department responded to an apartment building after a complaint of marijuana odor. Officers identified the apartment that was the source for the marijuana odor and obtained a search warrant. As officers approached the apartment to conduct the search, three subjects, one of whom later was identified as Jamarlo Scales, exited a back door and, upon seeing the police officers, fled back into the apartment. Scales then jumped out a second floor window and ran off with a black duffle bag. When police apprehended Scales a short distance away, he threw the black duffle bag at the officers. The duffle bag contained approximately 500 grams of cocaine, 127 grams of crack cocaine, and over $76,000 in cash. Police found 880 grams of marijuana and a handgun in the apartment.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Davenport Police Department, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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