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Seven Waterloo coke dealers sentenced to federal prison 


This news story was published on September 26, 2019.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – Seven men, all from Waterloo, Iowa, were sentenced over the last fifteen months in federal court in Cedar Rapids based on their involvement in a crack cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Evidence from various hearings showed the investigation, which was a cooperative effort of numerous law enforcement agencies, included use of wiretaps and confidential sources.

Gregory Porter Washington, age 40, was sentenced on June 13, 2018, to 180 months’ imprisonment and supervised release of ten years. The sentence came after he pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Washington had previously been convicted of possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to deliver in state court.

Ronald Corey, age 62, was sentenced on August 13, 2018, to 57 months’ imprisonment and supervised release of five years. The sentence came after he pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine.

Melvin Maurice Grubbs, age 37, was sentenced on October 11, 2018, to 179 months’ imprisonment and supervised release of three years. The sentence came after he pled guilty to two counts relating to the use of a phone to facilitate drug trafficking. Grubbs had previously been convicted possession of marijuana with intent to deliver on two occasions in state court.

Michel Earl Snow, age 42, was sentenced on November 20, 2018, to 197 months’ imprisonment and supervised release of eight years. The sentence came after he pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Snow had previously been convicted of delivery of cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver, and delivery of cocaine base.

Deon Marcell Goldsmith, age 38, was sentenced on December 17, 2018, to 46 months’ imprisonment and supervised release of one year. The sentence came after he pled guilty to two counts relating to the use of a phone to facilitate drug trafficking.

Keylynn Landon Goldsmith, age 34, was sentenced on January 3, 2019, to 60 months’ imprisonment and supervised release of one year. The sentence came after he pled guilty to two counts relating to the use of a phone to facilitate drug trafficking. Goldsmith had previously been convicted of ongoing criminal conduct in state court.

Corey Demarcus Jones, age 39, was sentenced on September 24, 2019, to 71 months’ imprisonment and supervised release of six years. The sentence came after he pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Jones had previously been convicted of possession of cocaine base with intent to deliver and a drug tax stamp violation in state court.

All seven defendants were sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade. There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Nydle and was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Waterloo Police Department, the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, the Cedar Falls Police Department, the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the Iowa City Police Department, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol.

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9 Responses to Seven Waterloo coke dealers sentenced to federal prison 

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    They all voted for Trump

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 30, 2019 at 6:36 am

      All Libraterds!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 30, 2019 at 6:38 am

        Trump voters are not Criminals, that would be the Democrats.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Only 25,000 to go !!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Bring back high noon public hangings!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2019 at 6:10 am

    We should treat these people the way they would be treated in China for a drug crime. Guilty! Take them outside and give them one shot to the back of the head.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 27, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      I have always believed that the way to deal with them is to make them use as much of their own product as they have sold.
      This is in one sitting, not tiny amount,tiny amount, etc. I’m talking better start snorting you have a kg to do before lunch time.
      The other method I’m partial to is,getting them hooked on their own garbage, then shut off the spigot cold turkey. See how many times they can do that.

      Yes, the object of these punishments is to make them think long and hard. “Do I really want to take the chance of being caught?” When that answer is, “HELL NO!!” Then, and only then will law and punishment have won one round.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2019 at 3:37 am

    to 57 months’ imprisonment and supervised release of five years. WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL 5 YRS WAS 60 MONTHS

    to 71 months’ imprisonment and supervised release of six years. SIX YEARS+ 72 MONTHS I THOUGHT

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 27, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Your math is correct on both accounts, but they are talking about two different things. First, time served, ( There is no parole in the federal system.) second, after release, being supervised for that period of time.