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Six-Time Felon Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Crack, Marijuana Offenses

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 28, 2011
  • Northern District of Iowa (319) 363-6333

A Cedar Rapids man who had previously been convicted of six felony offenses was sentenced on October 21, 2011, to 25 years in federal prison.

Sabranino Altranino Thompson, 35, from Cedar Rapids, was found guilty by a jury on June 21, 2011, of two counts of distributing crack cocaine, one count of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, and one count of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

Court documents reflect Thompson was previously convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance on two occasions, attempted murder and armed robbery, unlawful sale of a controlled substance in the first degree, and unlawful sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.

Thompson was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey. Thompson was sentenced to 300 months’ imprisonment on the crack cocaine charges, and 120 months’ imprisonment on the marijuana charge. The prison terms were ordered to be served concurrent to one another. A special assessment of $400 was imposed. He must also serve an eight-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorneys Justin Lightfoot and Dan Chatham and investigated by the Cedar Rapids Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is CR10-00093-JAJ.