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Denver Man Sentenced In Kidnapping Of Drug Dealer

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DENVER (AP) — One of three men convicted in the kidnapping of a drug dealer and his family at gunpoint in a botched robbery scheme involving a stolen police uniform has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Tracy “Tre Dog” Morgan of Denver was sentenced last week. He must serve five years on supervised release following his 50-year prison sentence. Co-defendants, Killiu Ford of Aurora and Augustus Sanford of Denver, are awaiting sentencing.

Federal prosecutors say that in 2009, the men placed a GPS tracker on the drug dealer’s car to learn where he lived. They say the men later kidnapped the dealer and his family, with Sanford wearing a police uniform he had obtained by trading marijuana with a juvenile whose father was an officer.

The kidnappers left after receiving cash.

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