WATERLOO – A Waterloo man who was convicted of selling crack in the 1990s has been returned to federal prison for allegedly selling crack cocaine in 2016 and 2017.
Judge Leonard Strand sentenced Edward “Butch” Smart, 56, to five years and eight months in prison during a Friday hearing in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. His prison time will be followed with four years of supervised release.
Smart pleaded to conspiracy to distribute 28 grams of more of crack cocaine.
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Court records allege he sold crack in the Waterloo area 12 times between December 2016 and September 2017. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2018.
Smart has a prior conviction for federal drug charges from 1998 in a case where he was allegedly buying powder cocaine and selling crack, according to Courier archives. In that case, he was sentenced to eight years in prison and was released in February 2007.