Tucson man sentenced for sending drugs to Vt. man

2014-02-05T17:00:00Z 2014-02-06T07:48:09Z Tucson man sentenced for sending drugs to Vt. manThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 05, 2014 5:00 pm  • 

A Tucson man has been sentenced in Vermont federal court to 2½ years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute oxycodone.

Court records say 52-year-old Mark Karas of Tucson was indicted in 2012 after police made several purchases of the narcotic painkiller from a Vermont man. An investigation showed Karas was mailing the pills to him from Arizona and was being paid for them by return mail.

The recipient, 28-year-old Mark Turner of Fairfax, pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to time served. Karas was not arrested until last spring, after a traffic stop in Missouri.

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