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Third Person Named in Drug Ring Pleads Guilty

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A third defendant involved in a heroin and cocaine trafficking ring in Athens County has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against the others allegedly involved.

Kelly Marie Cox, 44, of Glouster, pleaded guilty to a single count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity at a hearing on Wednesday. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison.

As part of the agreement, Cox would be subject to possible additional charges if she violates the terms of the arrangement.

The full story can be read at The Athens Messenger.