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Pair indicted for heroin overdose death of Bettendorf woman

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Over 5.5 kilos of heroin seized during ISP traffic stop, photo from ISP, 4-9-14

Two men faced federal charges in connection with the heroin overdose death of a woman from Bettendorf, Iowa.

The woman, whose name was not released, was found dead in her home December 16, 2013 according to U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis.

A federal grand jury indicted Steven Waldrip, 47, of Rock Island, Illinois, for one count of distributing heroin resulting in death, and three counts of distributing heroin.

Waldrip made his initial appearance in federal court Thursday, July 24, 2014, Lewis said.

A federal grand jury separately indicted 24-year-old Kyle Joseph Wilson in April 2014, charging him with one count of distribution of heroin resulting in death.  Wilson was arrested in May, and scheduled to go to trial in September 2014, Lewis said.

Both men remained in jail.

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In March 2013, Jamil Steward was charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with the heroin overdose death of 26-year-old Michael Reid of Silvis.

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.