West Frankfort man sentenced to 20 years for heroin OD death

BENTON — A 27-year-old West Frankfort man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 20 years in federal prison for heroin overdose death related charges.

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Acting U.S. Attorney James Porter says Erik Scott Brown was sentenced to 276 months in prison and three years of supervised release following his time in prison.

Brown had previously pleaded guilty to two counts in a federal indictment. Count 1 charged that on or about Dec. 2, 2014, in Franklin County, Brown knowingly and intentionally distributed heroin to Steven Keith Scott and that Scott died as a result of the use of the heroin which Brown had distributed.

Brown died Dec. 2, 2014, after being found unresponsive at the Magnuson Hotel in West City. Count 2 charges that on Dec. 3, 2014, in Franklin County, Brown knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute heroin.