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Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 04/04/2011

7 charged in Va. drug ring case

Seven people are charged with participating in a drug ring that federal authorities say distributed $4.3 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in South Hampton Roads.

A federal indictment unsealed last week says the drug ring had operated for at least seven years.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that five of the seven defendants have been arrested.

According to the indictment, about 227 pounds of cocaine and 2,200 pounds of marijuana were distributed by the group.

By The Virginian-Pilot  |  07:37 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Categories:  Virginia

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