A Burlington man will spend over two decades in prison for his involvement in a drug conspiracy.
According to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for The Southern District of Iowa, 36 year old Tristan Davis, of Burlington, was sentenced on January 28, 2022, to over 23 years in prison for his involvement in a drug conspiracy dating back to 2001. He is the last of a group of eight defendants to be sentenced after being charged in November of 2019. Davis, originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, was sentenced to 280 months in federal prison. The federal system does not allow for parole.
Davis was previously convicted, along with Kendrick Page and Breon Armstrong, of Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, which included ice methamphetamine and cocaine base (crack cocaine), after a jury trial in 2021. At sentencing, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey found Davis possessed a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities and kept a home in Burlington to facilitate drug manufacturing and sales. At sentencing, Chief Judge Jarvey described the conspiracy as being responsible for “huge quantities of methamphetamine and other controlled substances over a very long period of time.”
Davis was one of eight individuals from Burlington who were charged federally in November 2019, after the execution of numerous federal search warrants in Burlington, and elsewhere. Since 2019, twenty-two individuals from Burlington have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in trafficking methamphetamine in Southeast Iowa.