Alleged dealer charged with Silvis man’s heroin death

Jamil Steward photo from Silvis Police

Jamil Steward photo from Silvis Police

For the fourth time in less than a year and a half, a Quad Cities-area person is facing criminal charges for delivering a lethal dose of heroin.

Michael Reid, 26, was found dead in his apartment on First Avenue in Silvis on October 21, 2013.  Police said Reid died from a heroin overdose.

Police now say 25-year-old Jamil Steward of East Moline delivered the heroin to Reid.

Steward was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at his home.  Court records show he was charged with drug-induced homicide.

Steward made his first appearance that same day in Rock Island County Court, where he was appointed a public defender.

Steward was held in the Rock Island County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Similar Recent Local Cases:

In 2012, 25-year-old Melissa Edwards of Bettendorf pleaded guilty to providing heroin to a man who later overdosed and died.

Andrew Rahn, formerly of Long Grove, was 20 when he was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin resulting in the death of an 18-year-old girl in Bettendorf.

Cornell Miller of Davenport was charged with involuntary manslaughter after he allegedly sold heroin to 53-year-old Charles Hansen, who overdosed and died.


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