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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Iowa

www.justice.gov/usao/ias

For Immediate Release

June 30, 2011

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, United States Attorney

Contact: Kevin VanderSchel
(515) 473-9300
kevin.vanderschel@usdoj.gov

Clinton Man, Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison, for Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

DAVENPORT, IA – Following his earlier guilty plea on June 25, 2010, Michael George Long, age 49, of Clinton, Iowa, was sentenced on June 30, 2011, to a total prison term of 140 months, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Long to 94 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (crack), at least 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine, and a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, and 46 months imprisonment for one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, with the sentences to be served consecutively. Judge Jarvey also ordered that Long will serve a term of 5 years supervised release following his incarceration, and pay $200 to the Crime Victims Fund.

On September 29, 2006, a search warrant was executed at 1716 Roosevelt Street in Clinton, Iowa. During surveillance leading up to the search, Long was seen leaving the residence. During the search, 14.70 grams of cocaine and 4.18 grams of crack were found. Individuals present at the residence identified these drugs as belonging to Long. Smaller quantities of drugs, drug paraphernalia and indicia of residency for Long were found throughout the house. A loaded Mossberg, Model 500, 12 gauge was found in the dining room closet.

Evidence established, and Long admitted at his plea, that he used this weapon to protect his drug stash and to intimidate his drug customers.

This investigation was conducted by the Clinton, Iowa Police Department, and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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