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OGDEN MAN SENTENCED ON DRUG, GUN CHARGES

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An Ogden man who pleaded guilty last year to possession of counterfeit currency, drug manufacturing and a weapons charge was sentenced Friday to seven years and nine months in prison.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Greene gave Craig Dwight McCann, 31, a mandatory five-year prison term for using a firearm during a drug offense plus 33 months for possession of counterfeit money and a chemical used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.McCann, who is also known as John Fowler and John Smith, pleaded guilty to the charges after the first day of his trial on Dec. 14, 1989. In return, prosecutors agreed to drop six other charges against him.

Prosecutors said McCann tried to pass a bogus $50 bill at an Ogden bar in September 1988 and later was arrested with $6,200 in fake $50s in his possession. The drug charge involved possession of phenyl-2-propanone, or P2P, which is used to make a form of methamphetamine known as "crank."