Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death Charges Continue

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Mercer County Sheriff's Office forwarded a press release from the United States Department of Justice that was issued on May 22, 2015. The release is an update to the investigation that the Aledo Police Department and Mercer County Sheriff's Office initiated regarding the death of Remy Moseley. Moseley, 25 at the time of his death was found deceased in Aledo on July 3, 2014.

Since April 2014, seven defendants have been charged with distribution of heroin resulting in death in the Rock Island Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois.

Those from this area include Courtney Davis, 37 of Aledo and Bradley DeVriese, 23, address unknown were indicted February 18, 2015, charged with distribution of heroin on July 2, 2014 that resulted in death. A jury trial is scheduled for July 6, 2015, for DeVriese and Davis' trial date is pending at this time.

The charges against Davis and DeVriese were investigated by the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Aledo Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Don Allegro and Meredith DeCarlo are prosecuting the case.

The statutory penalty for distribution of heroin resulting in death is a mandatory minimum term of 20 years, and up to life in prison and a fine of up to one million dollars. The statutory maximum penalty for each count of heroin distribution is 20 years in prison and a fine of up to one million dollars.

Each indictment is merely an accusation and each defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.