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Columbia man facing federal charges for trafficking heroin

James Delarosa Borden, 40, is charged with a nine-count indictment. In February ABC 17 News reported four others were also charged.

The indictment alleges the five distributed the drug in Boone County from February 2014 until January 20, 2015, causing two people to overdose.

James Delvico Borden, 38, Javis Deonn Wideman, 36, Matthew Alec Ell, 20, and Angelica Polston, 20, were charged in a 10-count indictment.

Wideman and Borden were involved with more than 100 grams of heroin, according to the indictment.

Columbia Police were dispatched to a home for a heroin overdose on January 10. When officers got there, they found a man and woman unresponsive. Both were revived and taken to a hospital shortly after. Officers searched the home and found a package of heroin and drug paraphernalia used to inject heroin. A resident told officers Wideman gave them the heroin.

Wideman was arrested on January 20, after a cooperating person met Wideman to buy a half gram of heroin. Borden was arrested at his home the same day. When officers searched his apartment, they found approximately 100 grams of heroin ready to be distributed, a scale, and other items.

Wideman and Borden both were involved with buying heroin in August and September 2014 through someone who was cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

Ell is charged with four counts of distributing heroin, and one count of possession of heroin with intent. Ell and Polson are charged together with one count of distributing heroin.

Wideman and Borden are charged with one count each of distributing heroin, and are charged together with one count of distributing heroin.

Delarosa Borden was in prison from 1997-2005 for robbery and armed criminal action. He is now back in prison to finish that 17-year sentence.

Prosecutors say this heroin conspiracy began in July 2014, so just one year after Delarosa Borden got out of prison.

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