A Davenport man who was released Wednesday from the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons after serving nearly 10 years on weapons and drug charges was back in custody only a few hours later after Davenport police said they caught him with 12 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car.
William Chavez Goodman, 27, of 2817 N. Lincoln Ave., is charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana in an amount not more than 50 kilograms. He also is charged with a state drug tax stamp violation.
Each charge is a Class D felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.
Goodman's bond on the Iowa charges is $10,000 cash or surety. However, federal authorities have placed a detainer on Goodman and he will have to go before a federal judge for additional sentencing if he posts bond on the state charges or once he is done with the state charges.
However, federal authorities could take over the case from the State of Iowa and level federal drug charges against Goodman.
According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Ann Sievert, on Wednesday, members of the Davenport Police Department’s Tactical Operations Bureau and the U.S. Postal Inspector were conducting a controlled package delivery to 2739 W. 72nd St., Apt. 3.
Evidence had been found indicating that illicit drugs were being sent through the mail.
During the investigation, officers observed Goodman take the package delivered to the apartment and loading it into the trunk of a white Monte Carlo and drive away.
Officers stopped the Monte Carlo in the 6800 block of Northwest Blvd. and seized 12 pounds of marijuana from the trunk.
According to the arrest affidavit, the tenant at the apartment told officers that Goodman had contacted her two weeks earlier and told her he was having a package delivered to her address. Once the package arrived she was to call him so he could pick up the package.
The tenant told officers that Goodman was at her apartment last Saturday tracking the package via his cell phone.
Authorities said that Goodman was making the marijuana connection during the time he was in a Davenport residential correctional facility awaiting release by the Bureau of Prisons.
In 2009, Goodman pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of possession with the intent to deliver 5 grams or more of crack cocaine, and one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
U.S. District Judge John Jarvey sentenced Goodman to consecutive 5-year prison sentences on each charge, meaning they would run one after the other.
Goodman served 85 percent of that sentence before he was released from prison to reside in a residential correctional facility in Davenport.