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Four Charged with Distributing Heroin in Dubuque

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

Four men have been charged with distributing heroin in Dubuque in 2016.  The charges are contained in four Complaints unsealed yesterday in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

The Complaints allege distributions of heroin on the following dates by the following individuals:

Derrick Jermaine Brown on February 1, 2016;

Tywone Derrel Matthews on March 29, 2016;

Antrell D. Lewis on March 31, 2016; and

D’Anthony Lamont Moore on April 11, 2016.

If convicted, each man faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and up to a lifetime term of supervised release following any imprisonment.­

All four men appeared Thursday in federal court in Cedar Rapids and were held without bond.  Their next appearances for detention hearings are set for 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016. 

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 investigated by the Dubuque Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force consisting of the DEA; the Cedar Rapids Police Department; the Linn County Sheriff's Office; the Marion Police Department; the Iowa City Police Department; and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Chatham.

Court file information at 

The case file numbers are:

Derrick Brown – 16-MJ-102

Tywone Matthews – 16-MJ-104

Antrell Lewis – 16-MJ-106

D’Anthony Moore – 16-MJ-107.

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Updated April 15, 2016

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