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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Iowa

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, United States Attorney

Contact: Kevin VanderSchel
(515) 473-9300

Burlington Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of Firearm and Possession of Cocaine Base with Intent to Distribute

DAVENPORT, IA – On September 19, 2011, Marcus Charvez Sidney, age 27, of Burlington, Iowa, was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment in connection with his guilty plea to one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and one count of Possession of Cocaine Base With Intent to Distribute, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge James E. Gritzner also sentenced Sidney to four years supervised release following imprisonment and to pay $200 to the Crime Victims Fund.

On November 3, 2010, officers with the Burlington Police Department responded to a residential call in Burlington, Iowa, and found a 9mm Ruger handgun and 4.23 grams of cocaine base. Shortly thereafter, Sidney arrived at the residence and another 28.05 grams of cocaine base was located in his pants. Sidney is a felon as a result of his prior conviction for Criminal Drug Conspiracy. As a felon, Sidney is prohibited from possessing firearms.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Burlington Police Department, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Iowa.