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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Fwd: Channel 9 News "Assistant Superintendent Busted in Drug Ring"

From: Jacob Andoh
Date: Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:39 pm
Subject: Fwd: Channel 9 News "Assistant Superintendent Busted in Drug Ring"

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From: Hathawaybeck@aol.com
Date: Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:30 pm
Subject: Channel 9 News "Assistant Superintendent Busted in Drug Ring"
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Assistant Superintendent Busted In Drug Ring
Written by 9 News
Created:1/25/2005 12:43:14 PM
Last Updated:1/25/2005 12:58:53 PM

An assistant superintendent of Prince George's County Schools is caught up in what is being described as a multi-million dollar and multi-state drug ring. The ring is said to be one of the largest operating in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

The local school official, Pamela Hoffler-Riddick, is a former school administrator in Virginia Beach. For a little more than a year, she has been the Region Three Assistant Superintendent for Prince George's County Schools. As of Monday, Dr. Hoffler-Riddick was placed on administrative leave.

According to the Hampton Roads Daily Press, Hoffler-Riddick is accused of depositing large sums of money into banks and credit unions. Federal investigators say the money was part of a cocaine and marijuana drug organization that brought in more than $20 million between 1996 and this year.

The arrests began early Monday in Virginia, Houston, Dallas, North Carolina, Kentucky and Maryland. Hoffler-Riddick is one of 36 people named in the 324 count indictment.

The drug enterprise, according to the indictment, distributed in excess of 10,000 pounds of marijuana, 300 kilograms of cocaine and 20 kilograms of crack since 1996 and is thought to be the largest enterprise, money wise, in the Hampton Roads area.

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