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Tulsa man sentenced in synthetic drug case

TULSA — The U.S. Attorney's Office says a 28-year-old Tulsa man has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for importing about 1,000 grams of a synthetic drug.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: September 3, 2013
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TULSA — The U.S. Attorney's Office says a 28-year-old Tulsa man has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for importing about 1,000 grams of a synthetic drug.

U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams says Gus Travis Poole Jr. was found to be importing methylone, a controlled substance called “mollies” on the street.

Investigators say U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit executed search warrants earlier this year related to inbound packages of the substance from China.

The packages were then seized by federal investigators. Another suspect package containing more than a kilo of the drug was turned over to Tulsa authorities by a shipping company.

The federal probe identified Poole as the recipient of the packages. Poole has prior felony convictions for robbery with a dangerous weapon and burglary.

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