Boyfriend pleads guilty to providing heroin in overdose death


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Originally Posted Online: May 01, 2013, 6:53 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com

A Long Grove man pleaded guilty Wednesday and now faces 20 years to life in prison for providing the heroin that caused his 18-year-old girlfriend to die.

Andrew Aaron Rahn is scheduled to be sentenced July 25 in the U.S. District Court in Davenport. At that time the court is expected to dismiss a second count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

In September, federal prosecutors charged Mr. Rahn, Joseph Lee Cooper, of Rock Island, and David Alan Weber, of Bettendorf -- ages unavailable -- in connection with the June 6, 2012, overdose of Mr. Rahn's girlfriend, Tralee Duffey, 18.

Mr. Weber has a change of plea hearing set for Tuesday; Mr. Cooper remains scheduled for a June 3 trial, records show.

A plea agreement filed Wednesday alleges, on June 6, Mr. Weber arranged for Mr. Rahn to buy heroin from Mr. Cooper.On that day, Mr. Rahn, Ms. Duffey and Mr. Weber met Mr. Cooper at his Rock Island apartment where he allegedly sold Mr. Rahn one-tenth of a gram of heroin for $120.

After dropping off Mr. Weber, Mr. Rahn and Ms. Duffey bought syringes at a Bettendorf drugstore, and both injected heroin at a nearby grocery store before returning to Mr. Rahn's rural Long Grove home, court records state.

According to court records, Mr. Rahn passed out and awoke to find Ms. Duffey unresponsive. At 9 p.m., he called Scott County dispatchers. Responding medics performed CPR on Ms. Duffey and took her to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police searched Mr. Rahn's residence and found syringes, Xanax pills, burnt spoons containing heroin residue, marijuana drug paraphernalia and a syringe loaded with an unknown liquid, records state.

















 



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