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Case Number: 3:19-cr-00129-JAJ-SBJ
Judge: John A. Jarvey
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Scott County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Davenport, IA: Drug trafficking criminal defense lawyer represented Michael Rees, age 40, who was charged with possessing a firearm related to his drug trafficking activities and he was under criminal justice supervision at the time of this offense.
Rees was one of eight defendants who faced federal charges in the Southern District of Iowa after a multi-year joint federal and state investigation which culminated in the execution of search warrants in various locations, including Burlington, on November 19, 2019.
Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; West Central Illinois Taskforce; Quincy, Illinois Police Department; Southeast Iowa Narcotics Taskforce; Burlington Police Department; and the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa prosecuted this matter.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safter for everyone.
CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - 21:841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), 846 - Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
Outcome: Defendant is sentenced to the custody of the BOP for a term of 151 months on count 1 of the indictment. 4 years supervised release to follow. $100 Special Assessment.