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An Eastern Kentucky drug ring leader is sentenced to prison term

An Eastern Kentucky drug ring leader will spend nearly 20 years in federal prison for his part in distributing more than 100,000 oxycodone pills throughout Eastern Kentucky. 46 year old Darmus Balton, along with five others were sentenced on Tuesday after they were convicted earlier this year. The group was also told to pay back a total of over 350,000 dollars they collected from the crime.

Filed under: Kentucky | Prescription pill abuse | Court cases


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