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Cedar Rapids Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison After Heroin He Distributed Led to an Overdose

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

A man who distributed heroin that resulted in an overdose was sentenced September 3, 2021 to more than three years in federal prison.

Diondray Louis Wilson, age 34, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 8, 2021 guilty plea to one count of distribution of a controlled substance. 

Information at sentencing and a prior hearing showed that, on two occasions in 2018 and five occasions in 2019, law enforcement conducted controlled purchases of heroin from Wilson.  On November 21, 2019, Wilson distributed heroin to an individual who later overdosed but regained consciousness after emergency personnel arrived. 

Wilson was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Wilson was sentenced to 41 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a six-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Wilson is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dillan Edwards and 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 20-CR-00091.

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Updated September 8, 2021

Drug Trafficking