A 61-year-old Davenport woman with a history of drug and burglary convictions that date locally back to 1999 has been arrested for selling crack cocaine.
Diana Vesey-Hall, of 6111 N. Brady St., Room 119, is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. Each of the charges is a Class C felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of 10 years.
Vesey-Hall also is charged with violating Iowa’s drug tax stamp law, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of five years.
According to the arrest affidavits, on May 1, 2019, officers with the Davenport Police Department’s Tactical Operations Bureau and NETS Unit, or Neighborhoods Energized To Succeed, were conducting a narcotics investigation at the Quad-City Inn, 6111 N. Brady St.
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Officers seized eight individually packaged rocks of crack cocaine in Vesey-Hall’s pocket.
She was being held Saturday night in the Scott County Jail on a $75,000 bond, cash or surety.
Vesey-Hall’s criminal record goes back to 1998 when she was charged and later pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and burglary in Rock Island County Circuit Court. In those cases, she was sentenced to three years on probation which was later terminated as unsatisfied.
During a hearing in Scott County District Court In May of 1999 she was sentenced to four years on probation after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to deliver.
Also in Scott County, she was sentenced to five years in the Iowa Department of Corrections for third-degree burglary, and in 2007, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling crack cocaine.
A preliminary hearing on the new charges is scheduled for Jan. 21 in Scott County District Court.