A $10 drug deal results in the death of a friend and a dozen years in prison for an Alton man.  25-year-old Glenn P. Lowers admitted in federal court last year to selling 1/10th of a gram of heroin to Joshua S. Shelton on September 3, 2013.  Shelton died within hours of the transaction.

Shelton's body was found by his grandfather a few hours after the sale.  An autopsy determined Shelton died from injecting heroin. He was 21-years-old at the time of his death. Lowers pleaded guilty to a federal charge of Distribution of Heroin Involving Death, and was sentenced to 144 months in prison on Wednesday.


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