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Barker man gets 33 months for conspiracy to import synthetic narcotic

A Town of Barker man was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to 33 months in prison.

Richard Dwyer, 28, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import alpha-PVP, a synthetic narcotic.

Assistant U.S Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten said Dwyer and two others, his wife Erin Dwyer and David Jackson, conspired to import the synthetic narcotic from China through the Internet.

“He recognizes he was involved in things he shouldn’t have been," said defense lawyer David R. Addelman.

Dwyer’s sentence is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.