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Maquoketa Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl Analogue

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

Joshua Manning, age 22, from Maquoketa, Iowa, has been charged with one count of distribution of furanyl fentanyl.­  The charge is contained in an Indictment unsealed on July 22, 2016, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

The Indictment alleges that, on or about March 3, 2016, Manning distributed a substance called furanyl fentanyl.  The Indictment alleges that furanyl fentanyl is an analogue of fentanyl, and that Manning knew that the substance was intended for human consumption.

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

Manning appeared on July 22, 2016, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond.  Manning’s next appearance for a status hearing is set for August 24, 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, Maquoketa Police Department, and the 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 number is 16-CR-01031-LTS.

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Updated July 27, 2016

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