Cheyenne man gets 10 years for heroin charges

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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.