A Davenport woman was sentenced Thursday to a suspended 10-year prison sentence and placed on three years of probation in connection with the fatal heroin overdose death of a Walcott man in January.
Sharice Andrea Young, 51, pleaded guilty in March to one count of possession with intent to deliver heroin, a Class C felony.
In exchange for her plea, Scott County prosecutors dismissed charges of a drug house and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony.
According to an arrest affidavit filed by the Scott County Sheriff's Office in support of the criminal complaint:
On Jan. 3, the Sheriff's Office assisted Walcott police with a suspected heroin overdose death of a 37-year-old man in the 700 block of West Walcott Road.
A woman told investigators that she went with the man to Young's home in the 3100 block of Heatherton Court around 11 a.m. Jan. 2 and purchased $50 of heroin from her.
The woman said he had a conversation with Young that he would return to her house after midnight to buy more heroin. The woman further told deputies that she and the man had purchased heroin from Young hundreds of times.
Cellphone records confirmed the woman's statement that they had gone to Young's home on Jan. 2 and early on Jan. 3.
Another woman told police that the man had gone to Young's home to buy heroin after midnight on Jan. 3. The witness further said that she saw the man use heroin at the witness' home after buying heroin from Young.
On Jan. 23, deputies and Davenport police executed a search warrant at Young's residence and seized a digital scale, coffee grinder with residue, foil packaging materials, cutting agents, empty corner bags, corner bags that field tested positive for heroin, snort tubes, $210 in cash and two cellphones.
Young told police that she used heroin but did not sell it. She also said the man had come to her home on Jan. 2 and on Jan. 3 so that he could pay a non-drug-related debt to her, according to the affidavit.