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Davenport Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Distribution

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

Larry Lazell Bolden admitted to distributing heroin involved in overdose deaths

DAVENPORT, IA – On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Larry Lazell Bolden, age 50, of Davenport, appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Stephen B. Jackson, Jr. and pleaded guilty to Distribution of a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.

According to the plea agreement, Bolden admitted to distributing heroin to a confidential informant beginning in December 2016. Bolden also admitted to distributing heroin in January 2017 to an individual at a hotel in Davenport. That individual supplied the heroin to a friend, who died shortly after ingesting the substance. Lab results confirmed the substance contained fentanyl. Bolden admitted several days after the overdose death, he distributed heroin to an another individual at the same hotel. That person died shortly after ingesting the substance.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 23, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. before United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose. Bolden faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a maximum term of imprisonment of life, and a maximum fine of $2,000,000.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport, Rock Island, and Moline Police Departments. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated June 28, 2018

Drug Trafficking