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Two drug ring suspects used Facebook to threaten witnesses, prosecutors say

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 5:45 p.m.
 

Two people connected to a prescription drug ring that repeatedly broke into a Beaver County pharmacy used Facebook to threaten two of the witnesses in the case, prosecutors say.

A federal grand jury on July 16 charged Natalie Moskorisin, 23, of Ambridge and Wesley Weaver, 23, of Robinson with witness intimidation. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday.

The pair used David Best's Facebook account to send two messages containing a racist phrase and the words, “Bang Bang” to the witnesses, prosecutors say.

Federal agents arrested Best, 27, of Robinson on May 31 and charged him with masterminding and participating in at least two of three thefts in which thieves cut holes through the walls of adjoining businesses to gain access to drugs in the Med-Fast Pharmacy in the Northern Lights Shopping Center in Baden.

Best and six others are charged in a separate July 16 indictment of operating an oxycodone and Opana ring in Allegheny and Beaver counties between December 2011 and May 2013. The counts include drug, gun and burglary charges.

The other defendants include Matthew Moody, 24, of Baden, Jade Gagianas, 28, of Freedom, Katie Adams, 27, of Ambridge, Andrew Brown, 23, of Eighty Four, Ryan Raithel, 33, of McCandless and Carlos Martinez, 26, of Ambridge.

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