- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque man was sentenced a second time to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing heroin to someone who used the drug and then died.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 51-year-old Alvin Stanley Briggs Jr. was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Linda R. Reade in Cedar Rapids.

Briggs first pleaded guilty in June 2013 and was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but that conviction was overturned due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling dealing with deaths resulting from drugs supplied by another person.

In October, Briggs again pleaded guilty and acknowledged a person identified as S.R. would have lived if not for using heroin distributed by Briggs.

The case was investigated by police in Dubuque and Platteville, Wisconsin.



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