Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Firearm Charges

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DAVENPORT, Iowa – Julian Darnell Black, age 28, was sentenced today to 150 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Five Grams or More of Methamphetamine and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. Black was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term and immediately pay a $200 Special Assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, the investigation into Black began when law enforcement was dispatched to a domestic incident where Black was identified as the suspect. A subsequent search of Black resulted in the seizure of two baggies containing methamphetamine and a loaded Draco rifle. Law enforcement also confirmed that Black had multiple state warrants outstanding. On January 24, 2022, Black pleaded guilty to the charges.

U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

This case was a part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.