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Phoenix man gets 25-year prison term in drugs case

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in a drug- trafficking case.

Federal prosecutors said 53-year-old Ralph C. Moreno also was sentenced Monday to 10 years of supervised released and fined $3,000.

A federal jury in September found Moreno guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.

Investigators said Moreno sold meth out of his Phoenix home to people associated with a prison-based gang in 2010.

A search warrant was issued at Moreno's home and authorities said they found two firearms and more than $75,000 in drug money.

Prosecutors said Moreno had two prior state felony convictions for drug trafficking.

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