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Local News in Brief : Man Gets 14 Years in School Drug Sale

The first person convicted in Los Angeles under the federal-local Schoolyard Law Program, aimed at stopping drug dealing close to schools, was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison.

Carl Robinson, 30, identified by prosecutors as a member of a Los Angeles street gang known as the East Coast Crips, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David Kenyon for selling a PCP-dipped cigarette to undercover police officers across the street from Bethune Junior High School in South Los Angeles.

The law went into effect in October, 1986, and provides heavier sentences for those convicted of selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.


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