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Former Chicago Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Fentanyl Overdose Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Kevin Lorenzo Perry, age 33, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for Distribution of Fentanyl Resulting in Death. Perry was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and immediately pay a $100 Special Assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, the case involved Perry’s distribution of fentanyl to two individuals, in Iowa City, on May 12, 2020. Both individuals overdosed as a result of their ingestion of the fentanyl. One of the individuals died and the other was able to be resuscitated. The surviving individual identified Perry as the source of the fentanyl, which was corroborated by text messages with Perry. On January 11, 2022, Perry pleaded guilty to the charge.

U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This matter was investigated by the Iowa Department of Public Safety and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated June 2, 2022

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