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Grand jury indicts three in Western Pennsylvania crack cocaine case

| Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Three people -- two of them from Detroit -- have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh in connection with a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in Western Pennsylvania.

Darece N. Murphy, known as Sakisha Griffin, 23, of New Castle; Eric D. Purnell, known as "Unc," 36, and Teddy V. Davis, 28, both of Detroit, were found with a quantity of crack cocaine in October, authorities said.

They were not among the 28 people indicted by a state grand jury in February in connection with a Detroit-based drug ring that prosecutors believe sold more than $2 million worth of crack cocaine in the New Castle area since 2002.

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