A 41-year-old Davenport man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court, Davenport, for his role in a local crack cocaine conspiracy that went on about four years.

Charles G. Harrington pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, and U.S. District Judge John Jarvey sentenced him to 14 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt said.

Harrington also was ordered to serve five years of supervised release and pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund.

Harrington, along with Alon Shorter, Dale Shorter, Roscoe Lee, Charles Bateman, David Minor and Kadar Wall, conspired to distribute in excess of 2.8 kilograms of cocaine base from October 2007 until June 2011, Klinefeldt said.

The investigation included controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Harrington twice in February 2010 and three times in March 2010, Klinefeldt said. The crack cocaine distributed by Minor came from co-conspirators Dale and Alon Shorter.

Harrington admitted to being directly responsible for in excess of 2.8 kilograms of crack cocaine, Klinefeldt said.

The other defendants in the conspiracy have all been sentenced to various terms in prison:

-- Alon and Dale Shorter each received 20 years.

-- Lee received 15 years and 10 months.

-- Bateman received 14 years.

-- Minor received 11 years and eight months.

-- Wall received eight years.

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Dolphin

Awesome work, can we give pedophiles sentences like these?

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