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May 31, 2012 3:50 PM by Kate Richards

Over 20 involved in meth bust

DENVER (AP) - Twenty-two people have been indicted on drug and money laundering charges following a more than year-long investigation by federal and local authorities in Denver.

The U.S. Attorney's Office and authorities in a news conference Thursday say the drug ring led by a Northglenn resident transported meth to Denver from California using tractor-trailers. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Barbra Roach says the ring then smuggled thousands of dollars in cash back California and used bank accounts to transfer money. In one instance the cash was in a truck load of milk, and another case strapped to a teenager.

Twenty people were arrested Wednesday in Denver, California, Utah and Iowa. Two others remain at large.

Some defendants face up to life in prison, if convicted.

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