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Finger Lakes drug ring leader sentenced to 7 years

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State prosecutors yesterday announced the sentencing of a woman they called the “last leader” of a major drug trafficking ring that’s brought hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fentanyl-laced heroin and other narcotics into the Finger Lakes region from NYC.

According to the verdict delivered by a Tioga County grand jury, 40-year-old Lansing woman Yvette King also employed family members to help her with her criminal operations.

She fled the state in 2017 after originally being named in the 229-count, 31-defendant indictment.

King’s now been ordered to serve seven years in state prison followed by two years of post-release supervision.

“Let this serve as a loud and clear message: We will not tolerate anyone who profits off of peddling illicit drugs and put New Yorkers in harm’s way,” said NY Attorney General Letitia James. “My office remains committed to enforcing the law, and we will continue to hold accountable anyone that violates it, especially those who flood our communities with dangerous drugs. I thank our partners in law enforcement for their invaluable support and continued efforts to ensure the safety of all New Yorkers.”

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