An East St. Louis man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for heroin distribution.
Delano Perry, 41, will serve 33 months behind bars followed by three years of supervised release, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton.
Perry pleaded guilty in August to selling the drugs which violated his supervised release from a previous conviction for selling crack cocaine in 1998. He had been released from prison on March 1, 2012.
The judge who handed down the sentence noted that Perry started off his supervised release well. But he returned to a life of crime in part to pay for the funeral expenses of his 20-year-old son who was murdered in 2012.