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Man gets 12 years for smuggling pot

Citizen Staff Writer
Law and Order Report



Steven E. Erwin, 29, of Tucson was sentenced Friday to more than 12 years in prison in a multi-state marijuana smuggling case.

Erwin, 29, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, Ill., on Nov. 3 and admitted he helped to smuggle more than a ton of marijuana from Arizona to Atlanta, St. Louis, East St. Louis and cities in Ohio from 2001 to 2007, said Thomas E. Murphy, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

He and 13 others were charged in the case involving 2,200 pounds of the drug, authorities said.

The DEA investigated the case.

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