News Release
October 29, 2008
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Iowa City Man Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Drug
Related Charges

OCT 29 -- (DAVENPORT, IA) - On October 27, 2008, Andrell Thomas Sanders, 22, was sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Matthew G. Whitaker. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered Sanders to serve ten years of supervised release if released from imprisonment and to pay an assessment of $200 to the Crime Victim Fund.

Sanders was involved in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine from approximately October 2006 through February 2008. During the investigation, law enforcement officers made two undercover purchases of crack cocaine from Sanders, seized over 50 grams of crack cocaine from a co-conspirators residence and intercepted over 50 grams of crack cocaine being trafficked from Chicago, Illinois.

This case was investigated by the Iowa City Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Coralville Police Department, Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa prosecuted the case.