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Wrongly Convicted Boston Man Faces Drug Charges

A man awarded $14 million for the nearly 15 years he spent in prison for the slaying of a 12-year-old Boston girl he says he did not commit is facing drug charges.

Authorities say 45-year-old Shawn Drumgold was among several men arrested Wednesday and charged with possessing crack cocaine and heroin. He pleaded not guilty on Thursday and was released on $500 cash bail.

His lawyer says he is innocent and was hanging out with the wrong people.

Drumgold was convicted of the 1988 slaying of Darlene Tiffany Moore. Authorities say Moore was killed in the crossfire of a gang gunfight.

Drumgold was released in 2003 when a judge ruled he had not received a fair trial. He won the settlement in a federal civil rights trial in 2009, but has not received the money.

This program aired on January 28, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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