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