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Man sentenced for deadly heroin sale near Cedar Rapids schools

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A Chicago man will spend more than 16 years in federal prison for a heroin deal near two Cedar Rapids schools that led to the overdose death of another man.

According to Peter Deegan, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorneys Office in the Northern District of Iowa, 31-year-old Walter Redawn Dixon of Chicago, Illinois was sentenced to 16 years and two months in prison last week after being convicted in April of one count of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin within 1,000 feet of Polk Elementary School and Coe College in Cedar Rapids 

Deegan says that in his plea agreement, Dixon admitted to selling the drug that resulted in death of one customer in June 2011 and the near death of another in July 2011.

There is no parole in the federal system.

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