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Day care operator indicted for drug distribution

NORFOLK (AP) The owner of an Iowa day-care center has been indicted in Norfolk federal court for allegedly conspiring to distribute heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

Latosha Prather, of Des Moines, Iowa, was indicted Aug. 21 on 10 felonies, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

Court records did not list a defense attorney.

The indictment said Prather supplied large amounts of fentanyl and heroin to a Virginia Beach drug dealer, who was sentenced earlier this year to 30 years in federal prison on charges that she led a large-scale drug ring responsible for at least one fatal overdose.

Prather is accused of being the dealer’s supplier from at least August 2017 through March 2018.

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