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Date: 05-11-2023

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United States of America v. Darion Lemont Thomas

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Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Scott County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Davenport

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Description: Davenport, Iowa criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Law enforcement officers arrested Darion Lemont Thomas, 22, at a local hospital in September 2021 on outstanding state arrest warrants. At the time of his arrest, Thomas, a Savage Life Boys gang member, possessed a loaded, stolen firearm in his waistband and 66 ecstasy pills and marijuana in a backpack. Thomas knew he was prohibited from possessing firearms due to his status as a felon.

Thomas’s cell phone and social media records revealed evidence of drug trafficking, including Thomas’s use of a minor to distribute drugs. The cell phone and social media records also uncovered photos and videos of Thomas illegally possessing firearms.

Following his prison term, Thomas must also serve four years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Davenport and Bettendorf Police Departments investigated the case.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 130 months in prison.

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