Sean Hunter

Sean Hunter

A Davenport man arrested 18 months ago and sentenced earlier this year to probation on marijuana trafficking charges has been arrested once again for peddling drugs including marijuana and LSD, police said. 

Sean Timothy Hunter, 26, of 7412 Kelling St., was arrested Friday night by members of the Davenport Police Department’s Tactical Operations Bureau.

Hunter is charged with possession with intent to deliver less than 10 grams of LSD, a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

He also is charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years, and possession of marijuana, a serious misdemeanor that carries a jail sentence of up to one year.

According to the arrest affidavits filed by Davenport police, on Friday at 7:50 p.m., officers with the Tactical Operations Bureau were conducting a drug investigation regarding Hunter, whom police suspected of selling marijuana.

Officers served a search warrant at Hunter’s residence and seized 28 grams of marijuana that was packaged in separate containers. Officers also seized 1.08 grams of cocaine, two tabs of LSD, and one pill of MDMA that is also known as ecstasy. Officers also seized a digital scale, several marijuana pipes, and a grinder. Marijuana residue also was found in several one-pound vacuum sealable bags.

Hunter was booked into the Scott County Jail at 9:53 p.m. He was released 11:54 p.m. after posting 10 percent of a $31,300 surety bond through a bonding company.

Friday’s arrest marked the second time in 18 months that Davenport police have arrested Hunter on drug trafficking charges.

In March 2016, Davenport Police arrested Hunter after serving a search warrant at his house where officers seized 2,626 grams, or about 5.7 pounds, of high-grade marijuana packaged in numerous large vacuum-sealed bags. Another 26 grams of marijuana wax packaged in a vacuum-sealed bag also was seized.

Officers also found three tabs of packaged LSD with the total weight of the drug totaling 0.1 of a gram, according to the affidavit. Also found were 100 prescription pills, including hydromorphone and hydrocodone in unlabeled bottles.

During a  Jan. 26 hearing in Scott County District Court, Hunter pleaded guilty to one count of possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and one count of failure to affix an Iowa drug tax stamp. Both of the charges are Class D felonies that carry a prison sentence of up to five years.

Hunter was sentenced to two years on probation and also given an opportunity for deferred judgement. Under deferred judgement according to Iowa law, if a person who successfully completes their terms of probation the judge has the option of throwing out the sentence and guilty plea, thereby clearing the person’s record.

Hunter faces the possibility that his probation could be revoked and he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison on each of the two charges to which he pleaded guilty that stemmed from his March 2016 arrest.

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