Franklin Man Charged for Distributing Heroin near Elementary School

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A Franklin man who was on parole for previous drug charges was arrested for allegedly distributing heroin near the Franklin Elementary School. Mark Forlenza reportedly had heroin and suboxone in his possession when officers took him into custody on Wednesday. 

In March of 2017 Forlenza was sentenced to six years in state prison after police found 1,600 bags of heroin in his home. But, he got out of prison early and was participating in the Intensive Supervision Program. The program lets offenders serve their sentence outside of a traditional prison setting. 

The "supervision" part of the program must not be that intensive if it allows for someone to go back to doing what they had originally been arrested for.

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