- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A dozen people have been sent to prison after each pleaded guilty to gang and racketeering charges in connection to drugs that were being distributed from an Atlanta-area tattoo parlor.

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced Tuesday that the sentences range from 17 years behind bars to three years in prison. A 13th defendant has not yet been sentenced.

News outlets report that the defendants were part of a gang that dealt heroin and methamphetamine from a tattoo parlor in Marietta. Investigators found drug scales inside the business after the owner, John Ho, was shot during an armed robbery at the shop in September 2013.

About a year later, officers searched a dozen houses throughout Cobb and seized heroin, meth and about half a million dollars in cash.

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