Veterinarian who smuggled liquid heroin in puppies gets 6 years in prison
NEW YORK -- A Colombian veterinarian who surgically implanted heroin in the bodies of live puppies to smuggle the drug in the United States received his sentence in a New York courtroom Wednesday. Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. sentenced 39-year-old Andres Lopez Elorez to 72 months in prison, after which he will be deported, according to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office.