October 14, 2014 3:45 PM
By Torsten Ove / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The alleged ringleader, Brandy Marie White, 33, and five others entered standard not guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy to distribute the narcotic.
Seven defendants were originally charged this summer following an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI and local police, which according to court records revealed that Ms. White’s group sold thousands of oxycodone pills across the region.
A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment on Oct. 7 that added new charges.
Agents said the oxycodone pills were delivered to Ms. White’s house on Briaridge Drive in Wilkins and then distributed by her cohorts, one of them her aunt, Nicole Goughler.
Among the ring’s customers was a local dentist, who has not been named.