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Davenport men get prison for trafficking crack cocaine

Two Davenport men were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to dealing thousands of dollars in crack cocaine.

A 28-year-old Davenport, Iowa was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Gabriel Isaac Shorter was sentenced in federal court Friday, June 22, 2012.

Police said they seized 17 grams of crack cocaine from Shorter during a traffic stop July 25, 2010.  Shorter later admitted he was responsible for distributing at least 280 grams of crack cocaine.

With a street value of roughly $50 per gram, that’s nearly $15,000 worth of crack cocaine in total. 

Investigators said Shorter got the crack from 26-year-old Alim Jalloh, also known as Abel March, also from Davenport.  Police conducted two controlled buys from Jalloh’s home, after which they seized more crack cocaine and $10,000 in cash. 

Police said Jalloh also admitted to getting crack cocaine from at least two different sources.  Jalloh was also sentenced June 22, 2012 on two counts of distribution of crack cocaine.  

Jalloh was sentenced to 96 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. 

Shorter was sentenced to 135 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. 

Both men were ordered to pay $100 each toward the Crime Victims Fund.