Man pleads guilty to distributing heroin involved in overdose deaths

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A Davenport man pleaded guilty Wednesday to distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

Larry Lazell Bolden, 50, appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Stephen B. Jackson, Jr. and entered his plea, 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 at 10 a.m. before United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose.

Bolden faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 20 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.

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