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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 14, 2016

Quincy Woman Charged with Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Quincy, Ill., woman, Andrea Nicole Tate, 39, made her initial appearance in federal court last week, on Nov. 10, after a grand jury returned an indictment that charges her with distribution of heroin that resulted in death. The indictment alleges that Tate, of the 400 block of N. 7th Street, distributed and possessed with intent to distribute heroin on June 24, 2016, and that death resulted from use of the heroin.

Tate appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tom Schanzle-Haskins, who ordered that Tate remain detained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date of Jan. 3, 2017, has been scheduled.

The investigation was conducted by the West Central Illinois Task Force and the Quincy Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Crystal Correa is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, the statutory penalty for the offense of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin and death and serious bodily injury resulted is no less than 20 years and up to life in prison.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 14, 2016