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 Waterloo woman sent to prison for giving cousin lethal heroin dose


This news story was published on June 12, 2019.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who provided heroin that contained fentanyl to her cousin and another person causing her cousin’s death was sentenced June 10, 2019, to more than three years in federal prison.

Marvita Roxanna Causey, age 39, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a November 20, 2018 guilty plea to distribution of controlled substances.

Court filings show that Causey gave what she believed to be heroin to two individuals, her cousin and another woman.  Residue from the leftover heroin showed that the heroin also contained fentanyl.  Causey’s cousin was later found dead and Causey agreed that the proximate cause of her cousin’s death was her distribution of heroin and fentanyl.

Causey was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Causey was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment.  She must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Causey is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until she can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Nydle and investigated by Waterloo Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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10 Responses to  Waterloo woman sent to prison for giving cousin lethal heroin dose

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    June 13, 2019 at 7:49 am

    obvious our courts arent trying or interested in curbing or stopping the opioid epidemic. the true crime here is a 37 month sentence for a double murder at least man slaughter. if this is the type of justice we can expect for heroin dealers….. we are totally screwed. habitual public intox can result in a heftier sentence than this one. i dont give a damn who she rolled on or how big they are she should be in prison for life. this is crazy. disrespectful to everyone whos not a loser heroin addict. if she gets thirty seven months then the punishments for all other crimes need to be lowered to almost nothing at all. shes literally getting away with murder. dont tell me she lost a loved one so somehow she suffered enough, she doesnt have the capacity to love nor basic respect or she wouldnt have sold family poison. i hear and read alot of complaining about how black gets treated unfairly. id say thirty seven months for two bodies and who knows how long before that shed been selling dope, is pretty unfair. all we can hope is shes got a nephew that really digs revenge murder.

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      June 13, 2019 at 7:59 am

      I knew a guy who lived in Rockwell that sold coke and Marijuana, he go busted and got life. After over 22 years they let him out because he was dying, and they didn’t want to mess with his death. That’s justice for you.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 14, 2019 at 8:55 am

        dude thats just coke and pot. ya coke is bad news but really its not meth and def. not heroin. 22 yrs for some weed and coke seems pretty outrageous when you consider we have “d-boys” around here that have been popped selling weed 5 times and have violent records. still om the streets everyday doing the same dumb things they have always done. we should just stop wasting time on pot and make it law enforcements focus to deal with powder drugs and pills. those are the things causing all the overdose deaths and violence and theft among other crimes. the point her is this bitch is a murderer and shes getting probation. she deserves her throat opened from ear to ear. the truly scary part is this case shows how corrupt and uncaring our courts are towards the general public. a responsible judge would have ensured this women die in prison. a corrupt judge that doesnt care about anyone or their childrens safety let this person basically get away with murder. the judge should be charged as an accessory to murder next time this pos sells some bad dope.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 13, 2019 at 7:47 am

    obvious our courts arent trying or interested in curbing or stopping the opioid epidemic. the true crime here is a 37 month sentence for a double murder at least man slaughter. if this is the type of justice we can expect for heroin dealers….. we are totally screwed. habitual public intox can result in a heftier sentence than this one. i dont give a damn who she rolled on or how big they are she should be in prison for life. this is crazy. disrespectful to everyone whos not a loser heroin addict. if she gets thirty seven months then the punishments for all other crimes need to be lowered to almost nothing at all. shes literally getting away with murder. dont tell me she lost a loved one so somehow she suffered enough, she doesnt have the capacity to love nor basic respect or she wouldnt have sold a family member poison. i hear and read alot of complaining about how black gets treated unfairly. id say thirty seven months for two bodies and who knows how long before that shed been selling dope, is pretty unfair. all we can hope is shes got a nephew that really digs revenge murder.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 13, 2019 at 7:46 am

    obvious our courts arent trying or interested in curbing or stopping the opioid epidemic. the true crime here is a 37 month sentence for a double murder at least man slaughter. if this is the type of justice we can expect for heroin dealers….. we are totally screwed. habitual public intox can result in a heftier sentence than this one. i dont give a damn who she rolled on or how big they are she should be in prison for life. this is crazy. disrespectful to everyone whos not a loser heroin addict. if she gets thirty seven months then the punishments for all other crimes need to be lowered to almost nothing at all. shes literally getting away with murder. dont tell me she lost a loved one so somehow she suffered enough, she doesnt have the capacity to love nor basic respect or shewouldnt have sold a family member poison. i hear and read alot of complaining about how black gets treated unfairly. id say thirty seven months for two bodies and who knows how long before that shed been selling dope, is pretty unfair. all we can hope is shes got a nephew that really digs revenge murder.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 12, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    3 years for a drug related death, that sounds about right. Whatever happened to BLM?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 13, 2019 at 7:53 am

      have you seen how many black people have been shot in chicago this year already? who do you think is doing the shooting? black people slaughter each other en mass every day in this country.black people are the most dangerous thing to black lives. they dont care about each other. blm was just a place for them to get together take a break from robbing, murdering selling each other dope and putting 22’s on their 93 caddy so they could blame white people for all their own self manifested problems.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 15, 2019 at 7:41 am

        It’s acceptable for them to kill each other, but let a Caucasian exterminator do it and all hell breaks loose.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 14, 2019 at 8:56 am

      they dont remember their dead outside of airbrushed over sized white t’s.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 12, 2019 at 11:13 am

    so, torture her til she gives up her connection then kill her. continue this all the way up the line until you reach the top. bet ya its all black people til you get to the source and then its brown people. wanna get heroin off the streets? start arresting stereo typical african americans and busting out the torch and pliers. its pretty simple, most drug crime in the distribution sector is perpetrated by black people.