An Ottawa woman was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for her role in trafficking prescription drugs that led to a man's death.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Tuesday that 61-year-old Connie Edwards led a drug trafficking ring that sold drugs to a man who died in May 2009. The man used prescription drugs and a toxic white power that he had been told was methamphetamine.
Edwards led the drug ring to distribute oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, morphine and other prescription drugs from November 2007 to February 2012.
An investigation began early in 2010 when the Franklin County Drug Enforcement Unit received information that people working for Edwards were distributing prescription drugs in Ottawa. Sources told investigators Edwards rented to people who paid her in prescription pills and she accepted stolen property in payment for pills.
Another Ottawa resident was sentenced to five years of probation, and eight others are awaiting sentencing for their parts in the drug distribution.
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