An Illinois parolee who has drug-related criminal cases pending in Muscatine and Rock Island counties was arrested Thursday by Bettendorf police on charges of peddling heroin and possession of marijuana and hydrocodone.
Cody Aaron Deneve, 30, of 1127 15th St. A, Moline, is charged in Scott County District Court with one count of possession with the intent to deliver not more than 100 grams of heroin. The charge is a Class C felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
Additionally, he is charged with one count of failure to affix the Iowa drug tax stamp, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.
Deneve also is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a prescription drug, hydrocodone, without a prescription, and possession of marijuana-first offense. Each of those charges is a serious misdemeanor that carries a jail sentence of up to one year.
He also is facing traffic charges and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor that carries a jail sentence of up to 30 days.
According to the arrest affidavits filed by Bettendorf Police Officer Patrick Mesick, on Oct. 27, Deneve was driving a red Chevrolet Ventura that had stopped for driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.
In his affidavit, Mesick said he smelled marijuana emanating from the car. During a search of the vehicle, Mesick seized 15 capsules containing a total packaged weight of 2.77 grams of heroin. He also located two hydrocodone pills, and 1.2 grams of marijuana.
After being read his Miranda rights, Deneve admitted to purchasing heroin earlier in the day, and that he sells and gives away heroin to multiple people, according to Mesick’s affidavit.
Deneve signed a waiver of speedy indictment at the time in an attempt to cooperate with law enforcement, Mesick said. He was arrested Thursday at Scott County District Court.
However, two days later, on Oct. 29, Deneve was arrested in Montpelier in Muscatine County, and was arrested on a charge of possession with the intent to deliver heroin. Officers seized eight capsules containing heroin as well as a plastic baggie containing 1.8 grams of heroin. Deneve also had 1,000 empty gelatin capsules used to distribute heroin.
Also seized were four clear plastic baggies containing a total 16.9 grams of marijuana. Deneve is charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.
Since he had a 2-year-old child in the car with him at the time, officers in Muscatine charged Deneve with child endangerment.
A plea hearing in the Muscatine County case is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. March 16 in Muscatine District Court.
Deneve also has a status hearing scheduled in Rock Island County Circuit Court at 8:30 a.m. March 22.
On Sept. 3, Deneve was arrested by Illinois State Trooper Steven Icenogle on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony that carries a prison sentence of up to three years, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor that carries a jail sentence of up to one year.
Deneve was place on parole out of the Sheridan Correctional Facility on Sept. 23, 2016, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections website. He had been sentence to nine years in prison on Feb. 6, 2014, after violating his parole on a 2010 Rock Island County case in which he pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. His original sentence in that case was for four years.
In addition to that case, he was sentenced to a concurrent four year prison terms for violating his probation in a separate 2010 case in which he pleaded guilty to peddling marijuana, and a 2010 case in which he tried to foil a drug screening test.
Deneve also was sentenced to a four-year prison term, to run concurrent with the others, in a 2013 case in which he pleaded guilty on Feb. 7, 2014, to two counts of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Illinois authorities could revoke his parole and send him back to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence.
Deneve was being held Thursday night in the Scott County Jail on bonds totaling $52,000 cash or surety.