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Ohio drug indictments tied to Florida 'pill mills'

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 02:16 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -

A grand jury has issued indictments against 14 people accused of being involved in a drug-trafficking ring that brought oxycodone from Florida "pill mills" for sale in central Ohio.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said the organization was bringing drugs with a street value of between $10,000 and $20,000 to Ohio every week for at least two years.

The alleged ringleader, 29-year Michael Berry, and 13 members of the organization were arrested Nov. 17. Authorities seized 17 guns, including three assault rifles, a bulletproof vest, more than $8,000 in cash and 900 pills with a street value of $27,000.

Arraignments were expected Monday in court in Columbus.

Attorney information for Berry was not available.

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