Metro-East News

Two heroin sentences this week net sellers 15 years in prison


Two heroin convictions this week sent two men to prison for a total of 15 years.

On Wednesday, Dwayne K. Thompson, 38, was sentenced to 121 months, or 10.08 years, in prison for supplying heroin for resale over the course of two years in Belleville.

Thompson, who is from Oak Park near Chicago, provided heroin to three men, all of whom were already sentenced in federal court. The amount Thompson supplied Mario McCarter, Fetara D. McCarter and Ronald G. Murphy was not available.

And on Thursday, a Belleville man was sentenced to five years in prison for selling heroin over the course of two years.

Kelvin B. Hughes, 30, pleaded guilty on May 6 for having sold more than 100 grams, or about 3.5 ounces, of heroin in East St. Louis from 2013 to August 2015.

Hughes had sold the drugs with Urechan Brown, a co-defendent in the case. Brown pleaded guilty on June 3, and he is to be sentenced sometime in September.