FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An 81-year-old man accused of selling
black-tar heroin from his Fort Worth home died before his case went
Last week prosecutors dismissed all charges against Alejandro
Gonzalez after learning he had died of a heart attack in March.
His attorney Lex Johnston says -- quote -- We were going to
fight the case vigorously, but God did his thing.
Gonzalez and his 58-year-old wife, Carolina Gonzalez, and were
arrested in August. Police say undercover officers bought black-tar
heroin five times at the house.
Alejandro Gonzalez had been charged with two cases of delivering
and manufacturing a controlled substance.
His wife was sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading
guilty to five charges of delivering and manufacturing a controlled
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