2010-07-22 / Police Reports

11 Charged In $6 Million Marijuana Ring

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in Pennsylvania have charged 11 people who they say operated a $6 million marijuana ring that stretched through several states.

Criminal charges were filed Friday against seven New York residents, three Pennsylvania residents and a man from Florida.

Investigators estimate the ring based in Utica, N.Y., distributed approximately 2,000 pounds of marijuana in New York and Pennsylvania from December 2005 to June 2008 and also supplied dealers in Fredericksburg, Va., and Charlotte, N.C.

Attorney General Tom Corbett says the case is another phase in the investigation that resulted in drug charges against four Penn State students in April 2009.

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