Former Sacred Heart back sentenced on drug charges

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Associated Press

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 6:02 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 14 at 10:00 AM

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Sacred Heart University running back has been sentenced to four years in prison on federal drug charges.

Brett Swider of Boca Raton, Fla. was arrested in June 2011 after a two-month investigation into the illegal sale of Oxycodone in the Bridgeport area.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/Pgwp1Q) the 20-year-old Swider was sentenced on Monday. He had earlier pleaded guilty to charges including possession with intent to sell.

Police say Swider would buy the drugs on Long Island and sell them in Connecticut. Police say that when he was arrested, Swider had pills worth about $23,000 hidden under the dashboard of his car.

Swider was a reserve running back who also returned for kicks for Sacred Heart. He was arrested before what would have been his junior season.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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