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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 11, 2016

Cedar Rapids Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison

A Cedar Rapids man who distributed heroin in the Cedar Rapids area was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison.

Isaac Edwards, age 27, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 29, 2016, guilty plea to one count of distribution of heroin. 

In a plea agreement, Edwards admitted that he sold heroin from 2012 until the date of his arrest in 2015.  He also admitted to leading police on a vehicle chase on September 22, 2015 and throwing heroin out of the vehicle during the pursuit.   

Edwards was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Edwards was sentenced to 57 months’ imprisonment concurrent with an Illinois drug sentence.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Edwards is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody and will be returned to the Illinois Department of corrections to complete his Illinois drug sentence.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick J. Reinert and was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of the Cedar Rapids Police Department and 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; the Iowa City Police Department; and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement. 

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. 

The case file number is 16-CR-04-LRR.

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Updated July 12, 2016