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Mexican drug ring linked with region, grand jury says

| Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011

A Mexican drug organization conspired with six Western Pennsylvania men to deal cocaine in Pittsburgh, according to a federal grand jury indictment.

Prosecutors said the grand jury indicted 10 people for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine upon conviction.

The indictment names Darnell Edge, 36, and Dion Griffin, 37, both of Monroeville; Kurt Maxshure, 42, and Reynaldo Lopez Salinas, 33, both of Charlotte; Felix Cardona-Bonilla, 34, of Michoacan, Mexico; Nery Rolando Jerez-Toco, 43, of Southgate, Calif.; Darrel Edge, 36, of Lincoln-Lemington; Marcus Edge, 24, of Larimer; Kelven Bean, 46, of Duquesne; and Wayne McClean, 26, of McKeesport.

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