Agents bust multi-state drug ringFull story
BY DAVID CHERNICKY
January 25, 2005
NORFOLK -- A regional narcotics task force working with federal agents arrested more than a dozen suspects in a multi-million dollar multi-state drug ring that used Hampton Roads as a base for distributing massive amounts of marijuana and cocaine and laundering the proceeds.
One federal officer described the Peninsula-based operation as one of the largest in terms of drug proceeds.
A court document places the total value of the cocaine, crack and marijuana the organization handled between September 1996 and Jan. 14, 2005, at more than $20 million.
The arrests began early Monday morning on the Peninsula and South Hampton Roads, Richmond, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Charlotte, and Lexington, Ky., and included an educator.
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At least 10 of the defendants are women, according to the indictment.
One of them, Pamela Yvette Hoffler-Riddick, is the regional assistant superintendent for Prince George's County, Md., schools and a former school administrator in Virginia Beach. Court papers say Hoffler-Riddick deposited large sums of money into banks and credit unions.
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Hoffler-Riddick is Regional Assistant Superintendent for Region III with offices at Flower High School. http://www.pgcps.org/~region3/