East St. Louis Man Admits Role in Deadly Heroin Overdose
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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – A southwestern Illinois man faces up to life in federal prison after admitting he supplied heroin linked to a man’s deadly 2010 overdose.
Thirty-year-old Joseph Robinson pleaded guilty Wednesday in East St. Louis to distributing the drug that authorities say killed 22-year-old Donnie Bauman. Both men were from Fairview Heights.
Authorities say Robinson sold Bauman $20 worth of heroin about seven hours before Bauman’s relatives found his body in December 2010. Prosecutors say Robinson admits that a syringe found near the body came from him.
Robinson faces at least 20 years in prison when sentenced Sept. 16.
He remains in custody.
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