CASPER, Wyo. - A former Cheyenne resident has been sentenced to 10 years for selling heroin.
KTWO-AM reports that Christopher Koegl on Wednesday was sentenced for one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. A second count of distributing heroin resulting in death was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Koegl, a former postal worker, was convicted last year of collecting $31,000 in health care benefits for collecting federal compensation for a knee injury sustained while working.
Investigators found evidence of drug distribution during a 2014 search of Koegl's home. He acknowledged selling the drug in Cheyenne.
Koegl's attorney argued his client was a victim of addiction. He says Koegl was injured while in the injury and became addicted to prescription pain killers and then heroin to cope with the pain.