Sunday, Apr 20, 2014
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Sixth drug ring suspect arrested


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SEBRING - A sixth suspect authorities were searching for Wednesday when they served several arrest warrants on drug charges was arrested Thursday morning in Sun 'N Lake, authorities said.

Five of the six suspects in connection with arrests of members of a large drug ring were arrested Wednesday during the execution of arrest warrants, but Nikkie Sharday Bennett, the sixth suspect, remained at large.

Authorities said Bennett was to be transported to Fort Pierce and will face federal charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

On Wednesday, two deputy U.S. marshals were shot when serving a warrant at one house on Cleveland Avenue, off Sebring Parkway. They received non-life threatening injuries.

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