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Calif. Man Sentenced in Maine on Drug Charges
09/17/2013 02:33 PM ET  

A jury convicted Mark Razo, 24, in March for conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine, and unlawful use of a telephone.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ A California man has been sentenced in Maine to 25 years in prison for operating an interstate drug ring while serving time in a California prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Mark Razo, of El Monte., Calif., was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

A jury convicted Razo in March for conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine, and unlawful use of a telephone.

According to evidence at his trial, Razo used contraband cellular telephones from inside prison to set up drug transactions, recruit couriers and arrange for the drugs be transported.

Drug Enforcement Agency agents who were monitoring a wiretap in Portland, Maine, learned in 2011 that Razo had arranged for a 4-pound methamphetamine shipment to Iowa as well as other drug shipments across the U.S.


 

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