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Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for dealing heroin pills

3 months 1 week 2 days ago July 14, 2016 Jul 14, 2016 Thursday, July 14 2016 July 14, 2016 2:08 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
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BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors say a Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to nearly four years behind bars after he was convicted of dealing heroin.

31-year-old Brandon Kornbacher, also known as “Meeko,” will serve 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

In December 2015, Kornbacher pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin after Baton Rouge Police discovered 554 pills of heroin in the man’s vehicle during a traffic stop near Cortana Mall.

The heroin was pressed into pill form in order to make the drug appear as if it were prescription painkillers. Kornbacher later admitted to authorities that the pills contained heroin and that he was going to distribute the drugs at a later time.

“Heroin has been poisoning our communities in the greater Baton Rouge area for many years. In this investigation, DEA and local law enforcement pursued this drug dealer who preyed on the weak and addicted through the distribution of heroin pills disguised as prescription pain medication. The resulting conviction and sentencing furthers our efforts to prevent heroin trafficking from taking hold in our community,” said Brad Byerley of the DEA’s Baton Rouge Resident Office.

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