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Cedar Rapids Heroin Dealer Sentenced to More than Two Years’ Imprisonment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Distributed Heroin Near a Playground

A man who distributed heroin and fentanyl was sentenced April 3, 2019, to more than two years in federal prison.

Julius Sullivan, age 26, from Chicago, Illinois, received the prison term after an October 25, 2018, guilty plea to distribution of heroin within a protected location.  On July 31, 2018, Sullivan distributed heroin in Cedar Rapids, near a playground located at the Time Check Park. 

Sullivan was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Sullivan was sentenced to 30 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.

Sullivan 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 Justin Lightfoot and investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.  

Court file information at

The case file number is 18-CR-0080.

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Updated April 4, 2019

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