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May 4, 2012 12:13 PM

Avondale man sentenced to 10 years in prison

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Phoenix-area man to 10 years in prison for possessing heroin and methamphetamine for distribution.

Oscar Ivan Valdes-Espinosa pleaded guilty to the charge in February and was sentenced late last month.

The U.S. attorney's office says the 37-year-old was charged after a search of his Avondale home in March 2011.

Federal agents found 2.4 pounds of heroin and nearly a pound of methamphetamine in a shoe box stashed in a laundry basket.

Valdes-Espinosa admitted at his plea hearing that that planned to distribute the narcotics Las Vegas.

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