Man gets 12 years in heroin case
The last of 11 defendants in three linked federal heroin distribution cases was sentenced Monday to more than 12 years in prison -- but with the hope that it might be reduced.
Alvin Lewis "Chief" Macauley, who pleaded guilty of conspiring to distribute heroin and carrying a firearm while engaged in drug trafficking, was sentenced to 12 years and three months, fined $1,000 and ordered to submit to supervision by the federal probation office for five years after release.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Don Wolthuis said after Macauley's hearing that a motion of substantial assistance filed by the government was withdrawn pending resolution of heroin possession and gun charges that Macauley faces in New Jersey.
A substantial assistance motion recognizes a defendant's assistance to investigators and lets a judge waive mandatory minimum sentences. Once the New Jersey case is finished, the substantial assistance motion may refiled and Macauley's sentence reconsidered, Wolthuis said.
-- Mike Gangloff
so the man sang like a canary- wonder what his mates got? And I wonder if the cops will double cross him- put him in the same prison as his "friends"