DAVENPORT, IOWA – On August 25, 2021, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Michael Rees, age 40, of Quincy, Illinois, to 151 months in prison for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy operating out of Burlington. Rees was also found to have possessed a firearm related to his drug trafficking activities and he was under criminal justice supervision at the time of this offense.
Rees was one of eight defendants who faced federal charges in the Southern District of Iowa after a multi-year joint federal and state investigation which culminated in the execution of search warrants in various locations, including Burlington, on November 19, 2019.
Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; West Central Illinois Taskforce; Quincy, Illinois Police Department; Southeast Iowa Narcotics Taskforce; Burlington Police Department; and the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa prosecuted this matter.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safter for everyone.