A Marion man has admitted to taking heroin to a patient at a Cedar Rapids drug treatment facility. James Andrew Sullivan pled guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of distributing heroin within 1,000 feet of a school.
Court records say a friend of Sullivan’s overdosed after using heroin on December seventh of 2011 and had to be hospitalized. Three days later, Sullivan visited the friend at the inpatient treatment facility in the hospital, and gave him two loaded syringes containing heroin.
A sentencing date has not yet been set. Sullivan faces a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and a possible maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.