Federal drug and gun investigations in eastern Iowa have led to 25 people facing criminal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa stated 25 men face 58 criminal charges and 78 guns were seized. The investigations spanned multiple counties including Washington, Clinton, Des Moines, Johnson, and Scott Counties. U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum stated, “Our message is simple, if you commit a gun crime, we will do our best to prosecute you in federal court.” The cases are part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone. The cases were investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Davenport Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Clinton Police Department, Burlington Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Iowa State Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

So far, 17 defendants have been arrested (listed below), while the other cases remain sealed pending arrest.

Robert Lee Poore
felon in possession of firearms (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)
Receive and possess machine guns and silencers (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)

Adam Steven White
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance (5 year minimum sentence, maximum penalty is 40 years in custody)
Unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)
Possession of a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 1 year in custody)

Larenzo Marshan Grandberry
Felon in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)
Possession of a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 1 year in custody)

Deshawn Mitchell
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 40 years in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 40 years in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (maximum penalty is life in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)
Felon in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)

Rodolfo Tellez Gutierrez
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance (maximum penalty is life in custody; 10 year mandatory minimum)
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (maximum penalty is life in custody; 10 year mandatory minimum)
Unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)

Curtis Lee Smith
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (maximum penalty is life in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)
Felon in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)

Devario Dewayne Talley
Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (maximum penalty is 20 years in custody
Felon in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (maximum penalty is life in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)
Carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (maximum penalty is life in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)

Adam Christopher Smith
Distribution of a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 20 years in custody)
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (maximum penalty is life in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 20 years in custody)
Felon in possession of a firearm ( maximum pnealty is 10 years in custody)

Michael Terrell Richardson
Felon in possession of a firearm ( maximum pnealty is 10 years in custody)
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 20 years in custody)
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 20 years in custody)
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (maximum penalty is life in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 40 years; 5 year mandatory minimum)

Zacharia Allen Clark
Felon in possession of ammunition (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)

Terry Eugene Cook
possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (maximum penalty is 40 years in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (maximum penalty is life in custody; 5 year mandatory minimum)
Unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody

Junior Emilio Roldan Marin
Prohibited person in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody

Joseph Roosevelt Howard Rogers
Felon in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)

William Walter Franklin
Felon in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)

Justin Joseph Halter
Felon in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)
Levi Shelby Roe
Felon in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)

Marc Andrew Dietrich
– Felon in possession of a firearm (maximum penalty is 10 years in custody)