Ore. authorities cite drug debt in '90s slaying

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CANYON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities believe that a drug debt was at the heart of a 20-year-old case that has led to the arrests of two men in the past week.

They are accused in the slaying of Danny Sweet, who disappeared in 1992 at the age of 36.

His remains were found in January 1996 in Grant County in Central Oregon.

The murder indictments and a prosecutor describe a killing for hire over drugs.

The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/yz719t ) quotes Grant County District Attorney Ryan Joslin as saying investigators believe Sweet owed "drug-related debts" to George Bogan, who lived in Prineville at the time.

The indictments allege that Bogan paid or agreed to pay Thomas Colbert to carry out the killing.

Colbert was arrested Friday in Nevada, Bogan Tuesday in Roseburg.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com