Feds arrest nearly 20-people in Waterloo on drug charges

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(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Nineteen people in Waterloo are facing federal drug charges. The cases were brought as part of the Justice Department's Project Safe Neighborhoods effort. The national program aims to reduce violent crime. The U-S Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa released the following information:

Terrance Roby, age 23, Jyshawn Robertson, age 23, Ivan Clay, Jr., age 21, Davon Biddle, age 21, Alyssa Stovall, age 23, Jaheim Nickelson, age 19, Lloyd Allen, age 28, Dewon Campbell, age 22, Edward Roby, age 24, Destiny Harrington, age 21, Alissa Kucko, age 26, Abyehun Teferi age 26, Kalon Bruce, age 28, Xzavier Cummings, age 22, have all been charged. Five additional arrests are pending.

The indictments against Campbell, Edward Roby, Terrance Roby, Robertson, Nickelson, Allen III, and Bruce allege that these individuals possessed firearms after previously being convicted of at least one felony offense.

The indictment against Ivan Clay, Jr. alleges that on at least two separate occasions, Clay, Jr. possessed a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony offense. The indictment also alleges that Clay, Jr., possessed marijuana with the intent to distribute it and that he possessed a firearm in relation to the drug trafficking offense.

The indictment against Kucko alleges that she made a false statement during the purchase of a firearm, specifically, that she was purchasing the firearm for herself when in reality she purchased the firearm for another person. The indictment also alleges Kucko possessed five firearms while being an unlawful user of marijuana.

The indictments against Biddle, Stovall, and Cummings allege they possessed a firearm while being unlawful users of marijuana.

If convicted on these charges, all defendants face at least a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The indictment against Harrington allege that Harrington made a false statement when purchasing a firearm, specifically, she lied about her address and represented that she was not a user of controlled substance, when in fact she an unlawful user of marijuana. If convicted on this charge, Harrington faces a possible maximum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

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