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East St. Louis Man Sentenced To Prison For Revocation Of Supervised Release And For Distribution Of Heroin

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

An East St. Louis, Illinois, man was sentenced to a prison term in federal district court upon revocation of supervised release and for distribution of heroin on December 6, 2013, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Delano Perry, 41, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court in East St. Louis to a total of 33 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment, and a fine of $200, following his plea of guilty, on August 1, 2013, to an Indictment charging him with Distribution of Heroin and upon a plea of guilty on December 6, 2013, to violating the terms of his supervised release. The charges relate to an incident that occurred on June 6, 2013, in East St. Louis, Illinois, when Perry sold approximately 24 grams of heroin to a confidential informant who was working in conjunction with agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Perry, who was previously convicted of Distribution of Cocaine Base on July 17, 1998, was released from prison on March 1, 2012, and began serving a term of supervised release. He was on supervised release when he committed the instant crime of Distribution of Heroin. The judge noted that Perry began his term of supervised release successfully, but had fallen back to crime in part to pay the funeral expenses of his 20-year-old son, who was murdered in 2012.

The case was investigated by members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen B. Clark.

Updated February 19, 2015