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Update: 4 more plead guilty in large prescription drug ring

Updated: Wednesday, June 18 2014, 04:40 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va.--

Six people who were part of a large prescription drug ring that distributed thousands of pills in Wheeling, W.Va., pleaded guilty to their charges.

Two more are expected to make a plea in the coming weeks.

According to federalcourt filings, Jill West-Namack, 31, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute schedule II and III controlled substances and conspiracy to engage in interstate travel in aid of racketeering.

Derick Namack, 39, pleaded to one count of distribution of oxycodone.

Katherine Hungerman, 44, pleaded to conspiracy to distribute schedule II and III controlled substances.

Christopher Howard, 39, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute schedule II and III controlled substances and fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance.

48-year-old Michael Coppa is scheduled to enter a plea June 23. Buddy Robert Salem Jr., 32, will make a plea on June 30.

Jordan Sorge, 22, and Richard W. Hercules, 50, pleaded guilty earlier this month to their roles in the investigation.

This was part of a 14-month investigation involving school counselor Kristyn Fetcko and alleged drug ringleader Brian Schultz. No word on their status.

 

Update: 4 more plead guilty in large prescription drug ring


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