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Area man receives prison sentence

Friday, March 21, 2008

TERRE HAUTE -- On Thursday, Acting United States Attorney Timothy Morrison announced Larry R. Norris, 52, Brazil, was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney following guilty pleas to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The case was a result of a nine-month investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Metro Drug Task Force, Beech Grove Police Department, Indianapolis Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Department, Vigo County Drug Task Force and the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

Norris was a distributor for a methamphetamine trafficking cell that distributed the drug along Interstate-70, running from Indianapolis to Terre Haute.

The trafficking cell distributed more than 40 pounds of methamphetamine per month from May 2005 through January 2006.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley A. Blackington, who prosecuted the case, Judge McKinney also imposed five years supervised release following Norris' release from prison.

Two other area men were sentenced in the same case last week.

Shaun R. Clark, 27, Brazil, received a 188-month sentence, while Jason B. Swearingen, 33, Mansfield, tallied an 88-month sentence on March 13.

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