Crystal meth mailed in toaster nets 18-year prison sentence
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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - A man convicted in a drug case involving six pounds of crystal methamphetamine mailed to Hawaii in a toaster has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Jurors convicted Allen Gorion of meth dealing and conspiracy charges. He and his co-defendant were arrested last year after picking up the package, which was mailed to Kapolei from North Hollywood, California.
Authorities intercepted the package, replaced most of the drugs with pseudo-meth and delivered it.
Gorion says he didn't know there were drugs in his car. He denied touching the bag, even though special powder authorities put on the fake drugs was on his hands.
U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright said at Friday's sentencing that Gorion isn't credible and had a greater role in the conspiracy than he's admitting to.
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