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Oklahoma man serving life gets 20 more years in drug case

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma man already serving life in prison on a murder charge has been sentenced to an additional 20 years of punishment for running a drug ring from behind bars.

Court records show 36-year-old Slint Kenneth Tate was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa after pleading guilty in June to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Tate admitted in a plea agreement that he used cellphones smuggled to him in prison to run the drug operation.

Six co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to charges in the case.

Tate is already serving life-without-parole for the 1999 shooting death of a Rogers County deputy during an escape attempt. He pleaded guilty in that case in exchange for prosecutors agreeing not to pursue the death penalty.

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