Traffic Stops Lead to Three Years in Federal Prison for Cedar Rapids Man Who Possessed Numerous Types of Drugs

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A Cedar Rapids man who possessed methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl was sentenced on August 25, 2021, to three years in federal prison.

Troy Allen Walton, age 45, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 18, 2021 jury verdict finding him guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Evidence at trial showed that law enforcement recovered methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl from Walton during a December 6, 2019 traffic stop.  Law enforcement also seized methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, and a heroin/fentanyl mixture from Walton during a March 9, 2020 traffic stop. 

Walton was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Walton was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a one-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

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Walton is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dillan Edwards and investigated by the Cedar Rapids Police Department. 

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 20-CR-00047.

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