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Iowa man faces drug charge in overdose death

On Behalf of | Feb 19, 2019 | Drug Charges

A man could be facing years in prison after another man allegedly overdosed in his apartment. The 38-year-old Scott County man was scheduled for arraignment on March 7 on the drug charge of distribution of heroin, as well as a secondary charge. The man remained in an Iowa jail as of this report, pending bail of $10,000.

Details of what led up to the tragic death are still being investigated by police, but it appears that on April 7 of last year, the man prepared two syringes of what is believed to be heroin for use by a 23-year-old man in the older man’s Bettendorf home. The younger man allegedly paid him for the drugs. The older man is then suspected of personally injecting the contents of one of the two syringes into the other man’s hand.

The man was found dead of an overdose on the other man’s floor some time later. It is unclear why police were called to the scene, but the older man is believed to have been arrested at this time. In addition to the distribution of heroin charge, he also faces a further charge of conspiracy.

If this man is found guilty of the drug charge filed against him, he could be facing serious criminal repercussions, particularly considering his alleged actions led to the death of another man. However, Iowa prosecutors will still need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the man is guilty of the crimes charged. His defense attorney will carefully review any and all evidence the prosecution chooses to submit to support their case.