A Davenport man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison after police found marijuana in his car as well as a rifle and packaging materials linked to marijuana distribution in his home.
U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt said that in April of 2013, serving warrants, Davenport police searched 28-year-old Thuan Van Nguyen’s car and residence. About two pounds of marijuana was found inside his car. In Nguyen’s home police found a rifle under his bed, packaging materials consistent with marijuana distribution, and $950. Nguyen also had $1,060 on him that was seized by police.
Klinefeldt said that on Friday, June 20, 2014 Nguyen was sentenced to 34 months in prison, for felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Following his prison sentence, Nguyen was ordered to serve two years of supervised release. He was forced to forfeit the $2,010 police had found in April and had to pay $200 to the Crime Victims Fund.
Prior to the April 2013 search, Nguyen had been convicted of two felony crimes, according to Klinefeldt.
The Davenport Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms investigated the case.