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Cedar Rapids Couple Charged With Selling Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

Dino Harrington, age 31, and Tiffany Youngblood, age 39, both from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have been charged with distributing and helping to distribute heroin in the Cedar Rapids area.  The charge is contained in a Complaint filed on March 5, 2018, in the United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

The Complaint alleges that, on or about March 5, 2018, Harrington and Youngblood distributed and aided and abetted the distribution of heroin. 

If convicted, Harrington and Youngblood each face a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and at least 3 years and up to a lifetime term of supervised release following any imprisonment.­

Harrington and Youngblood both appeared yesterday in federal court in Cedar Rapids, and are being held without bond pending a detention hearing scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on March 9, 2018. 

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin Lightfoot and was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force consisting of the DEA; the Linn County Sheriff's Office; the Cedar Rapids Police Department; the Marion Police Department; and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-MJ-68.

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Updated March 7, 2018

Drug Trafficking