- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho doctor, his wife and her son have been accused of taking part in a multi-state drug trafficking ring.

The Spokesman-Review reports (https://bit.ly/1R8iZ3z ) that Loren Michelle Toelle and her son Sean Lee Jackson pleaded not guilty to related drug charges on Thursday in federal court in Coeur d’Alene. They along with Loren Toelle’s husband, gastroenterologist Stanley Alvin Toelle, are among eight defendants indicted in the alleged drug ring.

Federal prosecutors say the defendants were involved in distribution of heroin, methamphetamine and oxycodone pills in Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Washington, Las Vegas, Missoula, Montana, and parts of North Dakota.

Two of Loren Toelle’s other children previously pleaded not guilty in the case, which is schedule for trial in U.S. District Court in May.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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