A Mason City man who was part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin with his father and a separate conspiracy to rob two victims at gunpoint was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on July 25, 2022.
Antione Deandre Maxwell, 34, of Mason City, Iowa, received the sentence after a July 9, 2021 jury verdict found him guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, three counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of methamphetamine distribution heroin was found; and a jury verdict dated November 18, 2021, finding him guilty of conspiracy to disrupt commerce by robbery and one count of possession of a firearm by a criminal.
Evidence at his drug trial showed that Antione Maxwell and his father, Charleton Maxwell (who was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison on February 11, 2022) conspired with each other and others to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin in and around Mason City between January 2018 and October 2020. Both Charleton and Antione were caught distributing methamphetamine and heroin.
Evidence at his robbery trial showed that Antione Maxwell, Chavee Harden (who was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on July 25, 2022) and another person conspired to rob local marijuana dealers at gunpoint on November 4, 2020 of marijuana products and drug-related proceeds. During the armed robbery, Maxwell held a gun to the head of one of the victims and threatened to kill him.
Antione Maxwell was previously convicted by a federal court on August 17, 2007 of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by five years of supervised imprisonment. He commuted that sentence on June 7, 2019.
Antione Maxwell was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by US District Judge CJ Williams. Antione Maxwell was sentenced to 360 months in prison and will serve a 10-year supervised sentence after the sentence. There is no probation in the federal system.
This case was raised as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). PSN is at the heart of the Department of Justice’s efforts to reduce violent crime. PSN is an evidence-based program that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime issues in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and re-entry programs to sustainably reduce crime.
Antione Maxwell is being held in the custody of the United States Marshal until he can be transferred to federal prison.
These cases were prosecuted by Assistant US Attorneys Jack Lammers, Patrick Reinert and Dillan Edwards, North Central Iowa Drug Task Force, Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office, Mason City Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Clear Lake Police Department, Waterloo Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Information on court records at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case record numbers are 20-CR-3044 and 21-CR-2013.
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