Another Iowa City Man Sentenced in Local Cocaine Ring

This is the latest sentencing in a group of men arrested for cocaine distribution in 2010.


On Friday an Iowa City man received a sentence of more than 12 years in prison for conspiring to sell cocaine.

Antonio Nathaniel Martin, 32, of Iowa City was sentenced with 145 months imprisonment, followed by ten years of supervised release after being found guilty of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

Martin had filed a guilty plea for the charge in later February according to a release from the Justice Department. In his plea, he admitted to possessing at least 280 grams of cocaine from July 2010, through November 4, 2010, and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. This was after a drug task force investigation during this time period resulted in five drug buys from Martin over this time period, according to the release.

According to the release, Martin joins fellow co-conspirators who have already been sentenced: Phillip Lewis was sentenced to 108 months imprisonment, Antonio Murray to 90 months imprisonment, Shelby Young to 188 months imprisonment, and Carl Johnson to 140 months imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the Johnson County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force, and various other local, state and national law enforcement agencies, according to the release. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


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