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Man sentenced in local heroin scheme

Dec. 03, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

HUNTINGTON — A man with ties to Detroit was sentenced to federal prison Monday in a case that involves heroin shipped to Huntington via the U.S. Postal Service.

Rodney Lee Flowers, 48, received a 3-year prison sentence. It stems from a September guilty plea to the charge of attempting to possess at least 100 grams of heroin with intent to distribute.

The case involved a heroin shipment initially bound for Washington Avenue, but intercepted April 3 by authorities at Huntington’s main post office, according to documents filed in the case.

The package contained a half pound of heroin.

Read a full report in Wednesday’s edition of The Herald-Dispatch.

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