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Heroin dealer found guilty for causing an overdose death facing life in prison

Matt Barden, Associate Special Agent in Charge of the Omaha District Office, today announced that Richard L. Parker, 47, from Dubuque, Iowa, was convicted by a jury on the crimes of distribution of heroin within 1000 feet of an elementary school and a playground, resulting in death, and also the charge of possession with intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of an elementary school and a playground. It took a jury seated in the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa, little more than two hours to come back with the guilty verdict. The jury also found Parker not guilty on the charge of distribution of cocaine.

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