News Release
April 03, 2009
Contact: Thomas E. Murphy
(314) 538-4660

Davenport Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

APR 03 -- (DAVENPORT, IA) - On April 2, 2009, Gilarime Mueller, age 24, formerly of Davenport, Iowa was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 380 months in federal prison after conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base at least fifty grams of cocaine base, and a concurrent 380 months for possession with the intent to distribute at least five grams of cocaine base, announced United States Attorney Matthew G. Whitaker. Mueller was also ordered to serve at least five years of supervised release after his imprisonment, and pay an assessment of $100 to the Crime Victim Fund $100.

On November 20, 2008, a jury convicted Mueller of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base from January 1, 2007 to May 2, 2008. Mueller was also convicted of on May 2, 2008, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. At sentencing, Mueller was found responsible for in excess of 4.5 kilograms of cocaine base. Mueller also received an enhancement in his advisory guideline level for obstruction of justice, based on his assault of a witness.

This case was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Iowa. This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Davenport Police Department.