Prison for 3 Utah men in Internet drug ring

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Three Utah County men have been sentenced to prison for their role in an illegal online pharmacy ring that distributed prescription drugs from Mexico on the Internet.

The three were among 18 people indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2008.

Prosecutors say the ring distributed more than 11 millions pills through businesses without prescriptions or evaluations from 2001 through 2008. The drugs included Ritalin, Pentermine and Xanax.

Noah Sifuentes of Orem and Timothy Shields and Kenneth Forrest, both of Provo, each pleaded guilty to drug and money laundering charges.

Forrest was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison, Shields two years and Sifuentes 21 months. Each will be under supervision for three years after they are released from prison.


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