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Prescription drug ring busted: Phlebotomist suspected ringleader

19 Action News has uncovered a huge prescription drug ring, and investigators say the leader is a woman training to be a nurse.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors just filed 101 charges against 18 people. They're accused of getting the painkiller Percocet illegally, and we're told the pills were then dealt on the streets.

The suspected ringleader has been identified as Destiny Ramos. Prosecutors say Ramos is training to be a nurse working as a phlebotomist (one who draw blood), and was working at medical offices. She's accused of using blank prescription pads and filling out scripts for the Percocet.

Authorities say Ramos and her boyfriend, Donte Jones, hired people to go to pharmacies to get the pills. They were finally sold on the streets for about $10 a pill.

All 18 suspects involved in the drug ring will face a judge in the next few days.

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