ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Chief U.S. District Judge Sara Darrow sentenced Ajayi Marcel McIntyre, 42, on April 13, 2021, to serve 18 years in federal prison for distribution of heroin in April 2018, that resulted in the death of an East Moline, Ill., man. According to court documents, the heroin McIntyre distributed on April 17, 2018, was subsequently given to Kyle Medinger, who used the heroin and died of a heroin overdose.
McIntyre pleaded guilty on Sept. 16, 2020, to two counts of distribution of heroin in Rock Island County. McIntyre has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since he was charged in a federal indictment in June 2018.
Two individuals related to this incident, David Flores and Ashley Gengler, were charged in Rock Island County court.
The Moline Police Department; the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group; and, the Milan Police Department conducted the investigation of the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer L. Mathew prosecuted the case in cooperation with the Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office.