- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - A former Washington State University student has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing heroin and methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that 34-year-old Hugo Acevedo was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

He faced the possibility of up to life in prison after pleading guilty to the distribution charges in January.

Acevedo had been working toward a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering science at Washington State.

Prosecutors contended that Acevedo was a large-scale drug trafficker who had eluded law enforcement for years.

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Information from: The Moscow-Pullman Daily News, https://www.dnews.com

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