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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Media Advisory: Press Conference to Announce Sentences in Cases Involving Opioid Related Deaths

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Opioids kill hundreds of Iowans every year.  Opioid abuse remains at an all-time high and these dangerous drugs wreak havoc on lives and communities.  Unfortunately, all too often, the use of an opioid ends with death because people do not know what they have or how dangerous it is.       

          On October 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., United States Attorney Peter Deegan will hold a press conference to announce sentences in recent cases where the distribution of opioids ended in the tragic loss of life.  He will also highlight the danger these drugs pose to our communities, whether purchased on the street, online, or by some other means.  DEA Resident Agent-in-Charge Russ Coulter, FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Tom Reinwart, Assistant Chief of Police Jeremy Jensen with the Dubuque Police Department, and Chief Deputy Dave Riniker of the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office will join US Attorney Deegan.     

Event Details

When:         October 18, 2018

Where:        Cedar Rapids Federal Courthouse (United States Attorney’s Office), 111 7th Ave. SE

Time:           10:00 a.m.


A press release will be provided and interview opportunities will be available.  Please RSVP to Tony Morfitt at if you plan to attend.

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Updated October 16, 2018