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Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Fentanyl and Acetyl Fentanyl Causing Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Responsible for at least two deaths

A man who faced his second sentencing in federal court in a case involving an overdose death was sentenced March 28, 2024, to 27 years in federal prison.

Kevin Lorenzo Perry, age 35, from Austell, Georgia, received the prison term after a September 12, 2023, guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

In a plea agreement, Perry admitted he supplied fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl to another person causing the death of that person on February 6, 2020.  This death occurred in Independence, Iowa.

Perry was previously sentenced to 240 months in the Southern District of Iowa for another overdose death in case number 20-cr-58 that also occurred in 2020 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Perry was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Perry was sentenced to 324 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Judge Strand ordered that part of sentence in this case be run consecutive to the sentence in Southern District resulting in a total term of 32 years in federal prison.

Perry is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily K. Nydle and was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Independence Police Department, the Iowa City Police Department, and the Johnson County Drug Task Force. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 23-cr-2016.

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Updated April 1, 2024

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