Pair sentenced for dealing cocaine in Burlington

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Two Burlington, Iowa men were sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Akeem Eison, 28 and Zachary Shullaw, 26, were busted as part of an investigation by undercover police.  The two men were among a group of four people busted after at least two of them sold cocaine to undercover law enforcement.

“Shullaw personally sold undercover law enforcement personnel cocaine in ounce quantities,” said a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt.  Eison was accused of providing the cocaine for later sale.

Eison and Shullaw reportedly previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.  Shane Culbertson, also of Burlington, was sentenced January 21 for his role in the conspiracy.

Eison and Shullaw were sentenced January 24, 2014.  Eison was sentenced to 100 months in prison and Shullaw was sentenced to 37 months in prison.

Both men were ordered to serve three years of supervised release after their prison terms.

The fourth defendant in the case, Corey Damon Keys, was awaiting sentencing.

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