Aug 23, 2022 6:09 PM

Burlington men sentenced to prison for large-scale drug operation

Posted Aug 23, 2022 6:09 PM

By Beacon Staff

Five Burlington men were sentenced to decades in prison for conspiring to distribute drugs in the Burlington area. 

The men, who were involved in a large-scale drug operation, were arrested after the seizure of 362 pounds of methamphetamine during an Arizona traffic stop in 2020.  

Those who were sentenced are:
• Rudolph Sinclair Allen, 37, who was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment and five years of supervised release.
• Clyde Macks Stewart, Jr., 51, was sentenced to 17 years of imprisonment and five years of supervised release.
• Demetrius Antre Goudy, 42, was sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment and five years of supervised release.
• Gregory Jermain Johnson, 36, was sentenced to approximately 14 years (169 months) of imprisonment and five years of supervised release;
• Brian Keith Davis, Jr., 42, was sentenced to 10.5 years of imprisonment and five years of supervised release.

According to court documents, Gregory Johnson, Rudolph Allen, and Marcus Johnson, 46, of Burlington, were the “middlemen” who received large quantities of ice methamphetamine. The meth was received by Kendric Centrall Childs, 35, of Burlington, who served as the main drug source, along with another individual. 

Gregory Johnson, Allen, and Marcus Johnson either sold quantities of ice methamphetamine themselves or provided it to lower-level dealers such as Goudy, Stewart, and Davis for distribution. Court documents further show that Julie Mason, 54 of Burlington, was one of the drug couriers for the group.

On Jan. 24, 2020, Mason was stopped in Arizona while transporting approximately 362 pounds of ice methamphetamine. Mason admitted the ice methamphetamine was bound for Burlington. The traffic stop was the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s largest single seizure of ice methamphetamine at the time.

Mason, Childs, and Marcus Johnson have all pled guilty to drug conspiracy charges and are scheduled to be sentenced on a later date. Mason was previously found guilty of Possession of Drugs for Sale and Transport Drugs for Sale following a jury trial in Arizona and was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

The Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force investigated the case.