- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Catonsville man who prosecutors say sold drugs from his Baltimore auto body shop has been sentenced to more than 7 years in prison.

Fifty-six-year-old David Paschall was also ordered to forfeit $500,000 and his ownership interest in Paschall’s Auto Body Shop at sentencing Friday in federal court in Baltimore.

Prosecutors say Paschall and his son, 30-year-old Chad Paschall of Baltimore, conducted drug sales at the auto shop. Authorities also say the Paschalls and others committed commercial burglaries in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Investigators say the burglars cut power and telephone lines before using vise grips, sledgehammers and blow torches to break into businesses. They stole cash, jewelry, cigarettes, lottery tickets and prescription drugs.

Last week, Chad Paschall was sentenced to three years for drug and burglary conspiracies.

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