SIOUX CITY – A man who twice sold crack cocaine to a police informant was sentenced on January 29, 2013, to just under twenty years in federal prison.
Antonyo Reese, 35, from Waterloo, received the prison term after a October 25, 2012 guilty plea to distributing crack cocaine after a prior felony drug conviction.
In a plea agreement, Reese admitted he sold crack cocaine to an informant on two separate occasions in October and November 2011. Reese acknowledged that, at the time of the crack cocaine sales, he had a prior felony conviction for possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver. Reese also had a prior conviction for assault on a police officer causing injury.
Reese was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Reese was sentenced to 235 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a six-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Reese is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin Lightfoot and investigated by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.