- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A nephew of Fresno’s former deputy police chief was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana with his uncle.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/2vAdARQ ) Denny Foster, the nephew of Keith Foster, was sentenced Monday, as his plea agreement says he and Keith Foster purchased marijuana with the intent to sell it and make money.

A federal jury in May found Keith Foster guilty of two felony charges - conspiring to distribute heroin and marijuana. Jurors hung on six other charges. Keith Foster is free while his lawyer files motions to overturn his conviction. His sentencing is pending.

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