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Evansville man sentenced to 13 years behind bars for drugs, gun convictions

Dugniqio Forest mugshot.  (Source: Vand. Co. Jail) Dugniqio Forest mugshot. (Source: Vand. Co. Jail)
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

An Evansville man was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday, for having possession of crack cocaine in the Vanderburgh County Jail in 2015.

A judge found Dugniqio Forest guilty of a level 4 felony in June.

Forest sentenced to 11 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

During the trial, the jury heard from a DNA expert who gave crucial testimony saying Forest's DNA was found on the bag of drugs in the jail.

Forest is currently serving a federal sentence for a firearms conviction.

He was also sentenced to an additional two years in prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to another level 5 felony.

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