Conspiracy to distribute cocaine results in prison sentence for three codefendants

Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren
Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren
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Friday, June 1, 2018, in Muscatine County District Court:

JAVIER LOPEZ, 52, of West Liberty, JOEL RODRIGUEZ RIOS, 37, of West Liberty, and DANIEL CANCINO, 24, of Muscatine were sentenced after pleading guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine. RIOS and CANCINO each received a sentence of imprisonment for a term not to exceed 25 years. LOPEZ received a sentence of not to exceed 15 years. The case was investigated by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force.

LOPEZ’s mugshot:

RIOS’s mugshot:

CANCINO’s mugshot:

Today, June 4, 2018, in Muscatine County District Court:

CODY DENEVE, 31, of Moline, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to deliver as a habitual offender. DENEVE was the driver of a motor vehicle stopped by a Muscatine County Sheriff’s Deputy. A search of the vehicle revealed that he was in possession of eight capsules containing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. DENEVE has two prior drug trafficking felony convictions.

DENEVE’s mugshot:

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