- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A Mexican man accused of selling heroin and methamphetamine in Arizona has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

State prosecutors announced Friday that Carlos Vasquez-Franco also was ordered by a judge Friday to pay more than $21,000 in fines.

The 37-year-old Vasquez-Franco had earlier pleaded guilty to possession of dangerous drugs for sale and possession of narcotic drugs for sale.

An Arizona grand jury indicted Vasquez-Franco after his arrest in February.

Vasquez-Franco is from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Prosecutors say he traveled to the Phoenix area to deliver heroin and methamphetamine to customers of a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization.

Authorities reported seizing about 34 pounds of heroin and 25 pounds of methamphetamine from Vasquez-Franco.

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