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Former Pinellas-Pasco prosecutor goes to prison for drug trafficking

TAMPA — A former Pinellas-Pasco prosecutor was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to trafficking in oxycodone pills.

Aaron Slavin, 34, who worked for the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office before opening a private practice in Largo, admitted accepting more than 200 oxycodone pills as payment for legal services in 2010. His supposed client turned out to be a police informer.

Slavin's wife, Eryn, also 34, was charged with possession of illegal drugs. She was allowed to avoid prosecution by entering a pretrial diversion program.

The case was heard by Hillsborough Circuit Judge Gregory Holder because of Slavin's long connection to the court system in Pinellas County.

Former Pinellas-Pasco prosecutor goes to prison for drug trafficking 03/05/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 5, 2012 5:19pm]
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