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Three New Castle residents admit to being part of a drug ring, selling narcotics

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Three New Castle residents have admitted to being a part of a prescription drug ring.

Thomas Klingensmith Sr., 58, Bobbi Jo Klingensmith, 35, and Shannon Viggiano, 34, pleaded gulity in federal court to a charge of violating the federal drug laws.

The suspects can each face up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine, or both.

According to a release from the Department of Justice, the drug ring started in New Castle in September 2008 and lasted until June 2011.

The ring was selling narcotic pills containing oxycodone on the streets.

Former New Castle resident Larry Dorsey supplied nearly 50,000 pills to the ring from his current residence in Florida.

The oxycodone was purchased for $14 per pill in Florida, and sold for $25 a pill in New Castle.

Approximately a half million dollars was uncovered during this investigation.

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