An 18-year-old East St. Louis, Illinois, man is facing 25 years in prison for selling drugs near Davenport’s Monroe Elementary School in early March.

Dyon Armongelo Thomas, of 1520 N. 45th St, East St. Louis, is charged with one count of distributing a drug within 1,000 feet of a school. The charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

Thomas also is charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Bill Thomas, at 11:30 p.m. March 4, Thomas sold marijuana to a 14-year-old male in the parking lot of the Sugar Shack, located at 1939 W. 4th St.

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The Sugar Shack is located directly across the street from and within 1,000 feet of Monroe Elementary School. The delivery was captured on video from a nearby business. The address of the school is 1926 W. 4th St.

Thomas was arrested Wednesday and was being held Thursday in the Scott County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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