WARREN - The second of two Masury men was sentenced today to seven years behind bars on charges of engaging in a drug enterprise that involved forging prescriptions for painkillers on a computer.
John Wayne Mullins, 43, of Thomas Street, told Judge Ronald Rice that he was unable to make a court date last week because he was hospitalized.
Mullins was found guilty on charges of drug trafficking, a second-degree felony, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony.
Another Masury man, Tom Guzan, 27, of Connelly Road, was handed a seven-year sentence in May 2011 after pleading guilty to similar charges that triggered a probation violation. Guzan also was found guilty of possessing criminal tools.
Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Charles Morrow called the convictions one of the first for the first-degree felony charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.