2 men get life sentences for coke distribution

By Terrapinzflyer · Sep 17, 2009 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    2 men get life sentences for coke distribution

    DAVENPORT, Iowa - Two Davenport brothers have been sentenced to mandatory life in prison for their conviction on drug charges.

    Douglas Meeks and Lloyd Meeks were convicted in May of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base from April 2008 to June 2008. They were also convicted for distributing crack cocaine.

    According to U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker, the two men were sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge John Jarvey. Under federal rules, the pair must serve the entire sentence.

    Both men have two prior convictions for felony drug offenses, which mandated the life sentence.

    During the latest trial of the brothers, federal prosecutors presented evidence describing controlled purchases of crack cocaine. Witnesses also described both the 35-year-old Lloyd and 24-year-old Douglas Meeks distributing crack cocaine from a Davenport apartment complex.

    Associated Press
    4:06 p.m. CDT, September 16, 2009


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  1. EscapeDummy
    And we have rapists getting 10 years, and Dante Stallworth getting whopping 30 days for (DUI) Manslaughter! I love our judicial system WOOOOOOO!
  2. Enter.theWU
    ya i was jus gonna say ive been peeking into the news lately and i see ppl getting 20 years and less for murder... i mean as a 24 yr old ur lookin at 40+ years for distribution. WTF??
  3. Terrapinzflyer
    turtle would agree that drug sentences are often far harsher then for serious violent crimes such as rape and murder.
    But it should be noted that this was a "3 strikes" case - ie, their 3rd felony conviction so the judge had no say in the penalty.

    one more reason to fight like hell against any felony charge swiy may ever get.
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