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Convicted Iowa heroin dealer sentenced to prison for child porn offense


This news story was published on April 7, 2014.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed child pornography was sentenced April 4, 2014, to over nine years in federal prison.

James Sullivan, age 32, of Marion, Iowa, received the sentence after a January 7, 2014, guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography. At the guilty plea hearing, Sullivan admitted that, in 2011, he knowingly possessed child pornography.

Sullivan was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Sullivan was sentenced to 110 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and Sullivan must also serve an eight-year term of supervised release. He must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Marion Police Department.

In 2012, Sullivan, who distributed heroin to a patient at a Cedar Rapids drug treatment facility, was sentenced yesterday to more than two years in federal prison. He received the prison term after a May 21, 2012 guilty plea to distributing heroin within 1,000 feet of Coe College.

Evidence at an earlier hearing showed that on December 7, 2011, a friend of Sullivan’s overdosed after using heroin and had to be hospitalized. Three days later, Sullivan visited the friend at the inpatient treatment facility in the hospital, and delivered two loaded syringes containing heroin to the friend.

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    Messy Blumpkin Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Lock the little turd up and throw away the key.