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Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty to distributing heroin

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A Cedar Rapids man who distributed heroin to a user who nearly died from an overdose pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Marcus Wallace, 19, was convicted of distribution of heroin resulting in serious bodily injury.

According to the United State's Attorney's Office, Wallace at the plea hearing admitted that on Feb. 24, he distributed $50 worth of heroin to a person in the parking lot of a business on Edgewood Road. 

He also admitted that the person to whom he had sold the heroin took it to a nearby car, where another person was waiting. 

Both the driver and passenger used the heroin Wallace had sold, eventually overdosing and losing consciousness. 

The driver's head slumped forward to the point that the driver's head hit the steering wheel, activating the horn. A passerby heard the horn honking, saw the two people inside and called 911. 

Paramedics were able to revive the passenger on scene.   

But the driver had to be treated for their injuries. 

Sentencing before United States District Court judge will be set after a pre-sentence report is prepared. 

Wallace remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. 

He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years' and a possible maximum sentence of life, a $1,000,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and a lifetime term of supervised release following any prison time.

The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force.
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