- Associated Press - Friday, April 14, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man convicted of drug trafficking after disappearing during his trial two years ago has finally been sentenced to up to 14 years in prison.

The Republican newspaper (https://bit.ly/2oxT9Bg ) reports that 28-year-old Corey Mitchell-Edwards was found guilty of cocaine trafficking in April 2015. However, he disappeared before the verdict was delivered.

Mitchell-Edwards was arrested in Georgia in June and sentenced this week.

Police say Robert Lemanski let Mitchell-Edwards use his apartment for drug operations in exchange for drugs. Lemanski and Mitchell-Edwards were both charged after police executed a search warrant on Lemanski’s apartment and found heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

Lemanski pleaded guilty to several drug charges in 2015.

Mitchell-Edwards’ attorney says his client is an addict and disappeared because he was afraid of withdrawal.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/

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