Guilty Plea In Aspen Drug Ring Case

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A 64-year-old Aspen man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a reduced charge for his role in a Los Angeles-to-Aspen cocaine-trafficking ring.

Joseph Burke pleaded guilty to using a phone for the distribution and possession of cocaine. The charge is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

According to the Aspen Daily News, Burke is the first to admit guilt in the case.

Authorities originally accused 10 suspects of distributing more than five kilograms of cocaine in the Aspen area over the past year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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