Youngstown man sentenced to almost 12 years in heroin case in La.

Jason Payne of Youngstown was part of a conspiracy involving a Houston-based drug trafficker.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says an Ohio man has been sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison for heroin distribution.

Prosecutors said Friday that 37-year-old Jason Payne of Youngstown was part of a conspiracy involving a Houston-based drug trafficker who distributed heroin in New Orleans.

Court records show that Payne agreed to plead guilty in New Orleans last July.

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