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Area man pleads guilty to distributing heroin and fentanyl

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A Maquoketa man pleads guilty to distributing a deadly mixture of heroin and a drug called furanylfentanyl.

Authorities with the United States Attorney's Office say Joshua Allen Manning, 22, admits to doing this in March of 2016.

After using the drugs, one person died and two others suffered serious injuries.

Manning is in custody, awaiting sentencing. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a possible maximum life sentence. Also,  a $1 million fine, $100 in special assessments and up to a lifetime of supervised release from prison.

The case is being investigated by the Dubuque Drug Task Force, Maquoketa Police Department, and the DEA. Also the Cedar Rapids Police Department, Linn County Sheriff's Office, Marion Police Department, Iowa City Police Department; and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement,

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