Bettendorf woman confesses to dealing lethal dose of heroin

Prison bars (MGN)

Prison bars (MGN)

A Bettendorf, Iowa woman will go to prison after she pleaded guilty to providing heroin to a man who later overdosed and died.

Melissa Edwards, 25, pleaded guilty in June 2012 to conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

At her November 15, 2012 sentencing hearing, Edwards reportedly admitted she was involved in selling heroin to a customer with a history of overdosing.  After that March 2012 transaction the customer used the heroin, overdosed and died.

Edwards was sentenced to 51 months (four years and three months) in prison plus a special assessment of $100.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Edwards will also serve five years of supervised released after her prison sentence is completed.

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