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Date: 11-18-2022

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United States of America v. Menelaeus C. Watson

Case Number: 21-CR-1033

Judge: C.J. Williams

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (Dubuque County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Dubuque, Iowa criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with distribution of heroin and fentanyl in Dubuque, Iowa.

Menelaeus C. Watson, age 35, from Chicago, Illinois, admitted to engaging in two transactions to distribute heroin and fentanyl in Dubuque. The transactions took place within 1,000 feet of a local college and two parks.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Watson remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Watson faces a possible maximum sentence of 60 years’ imprisonment, a fine of not more than $4 million, and up to six years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the Dubuque Drug Task Force and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jason D. Norwood and Patrick J. Reinert.

Outcome: Defendant pleaded guilty.

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