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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dubuque Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Distribution Charge

Admits He Intended to Sell the Heroin Near a Public Park

A Dubuque man who was found by Dubuque police officers in possession of heroin and cocaine on November 17, 2017, pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Gregory Fugi Anderson, Jr., age 31, from Dubuque, Iowa, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine near Orange Park in Dubuque, Iowa.

At the plea hearing, Anderson admitted he was stopped by the police in Dubuque while walking down the street.  Anderson agreed to let the police search him.  During the search, police found multiple packages of heroin and cocaine in his possession.  In a later interview with officers, Anderson admitted that he was going to sell the heroin and cocaine in Dubuque. 

United States Attorney, Peter E. Deegan, Jr., said “Heroin and other opioids are killing Iowans are at an alarming rate.  Public safety demands that we aggressively pursue those who choose to violate the law by selling these dangerous drugs.”

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Anderson remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Anderson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 60 years’ imprisonment, a $4,000,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and at least 6 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick J. Reinert and was investigated by the Dubuque Police Department, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, 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 18-CR-01001-LRR.

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Updated February 22, 2018