12-year sentence for Bend meth dealer

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Bend drug dealer who once jumped in an irrigation canal trying to escape from police was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Eugene to nearly 12 years in prison.

KTVZ reports 49-year-old Matthew Louis Collins was convicted of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

After a traffic stop last May in Redmond, Collins jumped in an irrigation canal. He was arrested on the other side. A search turned up 10 ounces of meth in his car. Federal prosecutors said he was transporting it from Portland to distribute in Bend.

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