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Jan 25, 2013 8:13 AM by AP

Former inmate sentenced for smuggling heroin

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A former federal inmate from Wichita Falls, Texas, has been sentenced to two years in prison for attempting to smuggle heroin into the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says Jose Pueperto Alaniz also was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Dee Drell to three years supervised release. Another defendant, Diana Castillo, also of Wichita Falls, was sentenced to three months in prison.

Castillo had visited Alaniz in May 2010 in the Pollock facility, and officials saw Alaniz remove something from Castillo's waistband and put it in his jumpsuit. A search found about 74.8 grams of black tar heroin. Alaniz had been serving a sentence for violating his release on a conviction of distribution of cocaine.

He finished serving that sentence in September 2010.


Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com




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