Alleged dealer charged with Silvis man’s heroin death

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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.


  • teresa

    There are more of those low lives out there! I wish they would get caught before the tragedy of the loss of a life!

  • IL

    Do you people ever proof read your stories???? The title doesn’t even make sense. I’m pretty sure every article is messed up somehow with either spelling errors or grammar errors. You would think someone who wants to look like a trusted news source would take the 60 seconds it takes to re-read what they just wrote before they commit to putting it out there for the public to read. Makes you look not so trusted.

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