A 60-year-old Ottawa woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for her part in a prescription drug-trafficking ring, according to a news release issued by the office of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.
Connie Edwards was found guilty in November of one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute prescription drugs. According to prosecutors, one of the people Edwards sold drugs to died in 2009 after taking a combination of several prescription pain killers.
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As part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Kansas City, Kan., Edwards admitted to selling oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, morphine and other prescription drugs, as well as dealing in stolen property, in Franklin County between 2007 and 2012.
Of the nine other defendants in the case, one has been sentenced to five years of probation and eight await sentencing.