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.
Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Soldiers from the barracks on the Arsenal manage to elude the vigilance of the guard nearly every day and come to town armed. In the hands of excited and perhaps intoxicated men, these weapons are dangerous. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Manufacturing's merchants and professional men of Moline were petitioning the Western Union Telegraph company to establish a telegraph office in the business area of the city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three Rock Island students, the Misses Eleanor Cleaveland, Dorothy McCabe and Ruth West, escaped injury when fire destroyed College Hall at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave a party for William H. Stremmel, the only survivor of John Buford Post 243, GAR. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The East Moline Grade School Board of Education last night granted salary increases totaling about $47,000 to teachers and staff members. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Five champion spellers from the Rock Island/Milan School district were selected after competition this week at Modern Woodmen of America. Winners are Sarah Cottay, Christopher Gilbrich, Jared Vogele, Kedric Roper and Kenny Stevenson.