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Busy heroin dealer now prison bound

A Spokane heron dealer arrested with drugs at least four times in two years is headed to state prison. 

Michael D. Stone, 34, was sentenced to 57 months in prison this month after pleading guilty to possession of a stolen motor vehicle, delivery of a controlled substance, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

Stone was charged in July 2009 with several heroin and gun violations for incidents with a confidential informant at Stone's home at 1431 W. Knox Ave. He already faced a heroin possession charge connected to a June 2008 arrest. Stone posted bail, then was charged again after selling heroin to a confidential informant in the parking lot of Arby's, 328 W. Third Ave., in September, according to court documents.

Then on two occasions in February, Stone, who was again out on bond, sold heroin to a confidential informant and was arrested on charges of delivery of a controlled substance. He's been in jail ever since. He's now awaiting transport to a state prison.




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