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Seven Time Felon Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl Near Playgrounds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Worked with Others for Four Years to Sell Drugs in Dubuque

A Dubuque man who conspired to distribute heroin and fentanyl was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison.

Andre Carroll, age 51, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after a March 22, 2018 guilty plea to one count of conspiring to distribute fentanyl and heroin near three playgrounds in Dubuque. 

At the guilty plea, Carroll admitted he conspired with others to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and fentanyl in Dubuque between about 2013 and September 2017.  Carrol had been convicted of crack cocaine distribution in federal court in 1997, and admitted to resuming drug dealing very shortly after he was released from federal prison in 2013.  In total, Carroll had previously been convicted of seven prior felony drug offenses.

Carroll was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by Chief United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Carroll was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve an 8-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Carroll is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was investigated by the Dubuque Drug Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Chatham. 

Court file information at  

The case file number is 17-CR-01039-LTS.

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Updated September 20, 2018

Drug Trafficking