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$2.5 million cocaine ring busted in Western Pennsylvania

| Thursday, May 12, 2011

The state Attorney General's office today charged nine people in connection with a $2.5 million cocaine ring in Western Pennsylvania.

The investigation began in 2009 and focused on Tyler Dunlap, 30, of Harmony in Butler County, a release from the office said.

A statewide investigating grand jury accused Dunlap and eight others of distributing more than 90 kilos of cocaine in Butler, Beaver and Allegheny counties, the office said.

The others charged in connection to the ring are: Michael Dapice, 51, of Pittsburgh; Stephen Day, 28, of McKees Rocks; Luke Frawley, 33, of Pittsburgh; Thomas Frost, 30, of Pittsburgh; Edward Kish, 38, of Pittsburgh; Ashley Kunich, 28, of Baden; Thomas Parker, 33, of Pittsburgh; and Shawn Williams, 39, of Natrona Heights.

Seven of the suspects are being held in Butler County Prison, a spokeswoman with the attorney general`s office said. Dunlap was released on his own recognizance and agents are still seeking Williams.

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