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A man sold cocaine near a college in Dubuque, Iowa, was sentenced today to more than four years in federal prison.

Derrick Devale White, age 28, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea to distributing a controlled substance near a protected location on May 8, 2020.  At the time he sold cocaine, White was on federal supervised release for distributing a controlled substance near a playground and a middle school in 2017.

White was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  White was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment on the new offense.  White was also sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment to be served consecutively on his supervised release revocation.  He must also serve a nine-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Alexander Geocaris and investigated by the Dubuque Drug Task Force, the Dubuque Police Department, and the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office.

Court file information at

The case file number is 20-CR-1020 and the supervised release case file number is 17-CR-1031.

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