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Cedar Rapids man admits to distributing heroin

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A Cedar Rapids man has pleaded guilty to distributing heroin that caused an overdose death.
   Federal authorities announced the conviction Wednesday. Ramon Freeman appeared in federal court Monday and admitted to distributing heroin to another person in January. That individual later died of an overdose.
   Freeman said he dealt heroin on other occasions this year. He had previously been convicted of drug crimes in Chicago.
   Freeman was convicted of distributing heroin, distribution of heroin resulting in death and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
   Freeman is in custody as he awaits sentencing. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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