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Man sentenced for heroin trafficking in East Texas

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Paul Allen Wigington (Source: Upshur County Jail) Paul Allen Wigington (Source: Upshur County Jail)

A 55-year-old man has been sentenced for drug trafficking in East Texas.

Paul Allen Wigington of Gilmer was sentenced to six months in federal prison on August 20. He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin on July 12.

On August 23, 2012, Wigington distributed approximately 2.2 grams of a mixture containing heroin to another person in exchange for $500. He admitted to purchasing the heroin from co-defendant Cynthia Blaylock at her home in Upshur County.

A federal grand jury charged Wigington and eight others with drug trafficking violations on March 27. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Gilmer Police Department.

Wigington has previously been arrested ten times in Upshur County on charges of interference with an emergency call, violation of a protective order, assault causing bodily injury, family violence, criminal mischief, and making a terroristic threat.

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