Why do the dopers seem to flock to the liberal utopia known as Duluth? The welfare and the stellar, very profitable market for their dope would be my guess.
Out on bail, man again accused of Duluth heroin sales
By Tom Olsen on Jul 11, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.
Deonte Anthonio Bowery (left), and Tiffany Nichole Dickerson
A Chicago man is accused of transporting more than 60 grams of heroin and fentanyl on a trip to Duluth — where he was scheduled to make a court appearance on three prior felony drug charges.
Deonte Anthonio Bowery, 26, was arrested July 5, a day before he was to appear in State District Court in Duluth. He had been released from the St. Louis County Jail in April after posting bond on three controlled substance sale charges.
Members of the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force allegedly recovered a substance that tested positive for fentanyl from Bowery’s vehicle. Authorities said an additional supply of a fentanyl-laced substance was recovered from his girlfriend, 27-year-old Tiffany Nichole Dickerson of Duluth.
Dickerson allegedly told police that Bowery had brought the drugs to Duluth and gave her a portion of the supply, indicating that he needed to sell the drugs quickly so he could return to Chicago.
Bowery and Dickerson each face one count of first-degree sale of a controlled substance in connection with the latest incident.
According to court documents:
Bowery was arrested on April 18 and charged with selling heroin from a West Duluth motel. In that case, investigators allegedly seized 24 grams of the drug from the inner pocket of a pair of boxers, along with more than $7,000 in cash.
Bowery was charged with one count of first-degree sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree sale of a controlled substance. He posted a $25,000 bond on April 22, and investigators said they quickly learned that he was continuing to engage in drug sales in the Duluth area.
On July 5, police received a tip that Bowery was back in the area. They found the defendant, but a search of his body only turned up $261 in cash. A search of an apartment that he was believed to be staying in turned up other evidence of drug sales, including scales, a glass pipe and suspected drug residue.
Investigators later obtained a search warrant for a rental vehicle. They reported finding 46.2 grams of a substance packaged in a Red Bull box inside the flooring area that would normally hold a spare tire.
The substance tested positive for fentanyl, a prescription painkiller typically used to treat cancer patients, which is up to 50 times more potent than heroin. A field test for heroin was inconclusive.
Police spoke with Dickerson, who allegedly acknowledged that she had 17-20 grams of heroin in her purse. She stated that Bowery was in town for his court appearance and that he had directed her to contact people to help sell the heroin because he “needed it to be gone faster.”
Dickerson stated that Bowery typically sold the drugs on his own — because he did not trust anyone else — but that he had given her some because he was in a hurry to sell the supply.
A search of her purse turned up 16.5 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for fentanyl.
Both defendants were taken into custody without incident.
At their initial appearances Friday, 6th Judicial District Judge Jill Eichenwald set bail at $200,000 for Bowery and $75,000 for Dickerson. Both remained in the St. Louis County Jail late Monday.
Dickerson is due back in court on July 20. Bowery’s next scheduled appearance is July 27.