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Mar 14, 2012 - The Associated Press

Man accused of supplying drugs

RAWLINS (AP) -- A Colorado man recently sentenced to prison on drug charges is accused of supplying a Rawlins cocaine dealer.

Fifty-year-old Manuel Ersmo Trujillo of Johnstown was sentenced to 18 years behind bars in Colorado on Jan. 3. Trujillo is now in Carbon County to face drug charges in a case involving cocaine dealer John Sanchez.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Trujillo has a lawyer.

Last month, Sanchez pleaded guilty to selling and distributing cocaine in Carbon County for 10 years. Under a proposed deal, he would be sentenced to seven to 10 years in prison if he testifies against his alleged co-conspirators.

Another man from Johnstown, Colo. and seven Rawlins residents have also been charged in the case.

CEO vows to build horse plant

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) -- Opposition from some residents will not stop a Wyoming company from building a plant in southwest Missouri to slaughter horses and process the meat for human consumption, the company said.

Sue Wallis, a Wyoming legislator who is chief executive officer of Unified Equine, met Monday with a large crowd at the Wright County Livestock Auction to discuss plans for the plant. She said she was not swayed by opposition to the plant.

"Discussion's over. Make all the noise you want. We're going into business," Wallis said.

Wallis created the company last November after Congress approved a bill allowing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin inspections again for horse meat plants.

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