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Feds Say 4 Drug Rings Busted Up

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KINSTON — Federal investigators say four major drugrings down east are out of business. The US Attorney's office says 22suspects are behind bars for allegedly pushing crack cocaine in theKinston and New Bern areas.

Police say a Kinston house was a makeshift office for one of thegroups. They blame these dealers for supplying 90 percent of the drugs inthe area.

Janice Cole of the US Attorney's office says this was a significantbust.

Investigators say the four groups actually competed for drug buyers.The suspects will also be charged with numerous shootings in Kinston.