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December 5, 2012

Woman sentenced in drug ring case

Eric Swanson Staff Writer adanewsreporter@cableone.net
The Ada News

Sulphur —  

A Sulphur woman will spend two years in prison after she pleaded guilty to charges involving a nursing home drug ring.

Carrie Ann Billings, 42, pleaded guilty Nov. 27 in Murray County District Court to obtaining a controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy, according to court documents. Other charges against her were dismissed as part of a plea deal with the Murray County district attorney’s office.

Billings was sentenced to five years in prison on each count, but the court suspended all but two years and ordered concurrent sentences.

Due to health issues, Bililngs will report to the Murray County jail on Jan. 15 to begin serving her sentence.

In related cases, Sulphur residents Allen E. Collins, 46; Melanie A. Kirby, 40; Jackie A. Alexander, 42; and Sierra D. Williams, 23, have waived their rights to a preliminary hearing, The Oklahoman reported on Tuesday. Their hearings were scheduled to begin Monday.

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