DAVENPORT, IA – On August 17, 2017, John Allen Abbott, 50, of Clinton, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 240 months in prison for conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams and more of actual methamphetamine and 500 grams and more of mixtures containing methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Abbott was ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.
On May 25, 2016, Abbott was arrested after he and others arranged to have approximately two pounds of highly pure “ice” methamphetamine transported to Iowa from Nevada. On October 26, 2016, Abbott pleaded guilty and admitted that he and others traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, on multiple occasions to obtain highly pure “ice” methamphetamine for distribution.
The case was investigated by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement with assistance from Clinton Police Department, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office, and Camanche (Iowa) Police Department. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Southern District of Iowa