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Iowa man convicted of providing drugs that killed other man

June 26, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been found guilty of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 38-year-old Jonas Ross III, of Davenport, was found guilty Wednesday in a federal court in Davenport.

Investigators say the victim had traveled to Davenport from Ohio in November 2017, and checked into the Days Inn after contacting Ross to obtain heroin. On Dec. 2, 2017, the victim’s body was discovered in his motel room. Officials say he overdosed and died from ingesting fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.

Ross is set to be sentenced Oct. 29.

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