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Drug organization leader to serve more than 21 years in prison

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A Martins Ferry, Ohio, resident and leader of a drug organization that brought up to 150,000 oxycodone pills to the Ohio Valley as a result of doctor shopping in other states, will serve more than 21 years in prison. 

David L. Kidd II, 43, appeared Oct. 22 before northern West Virginia District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. after his May guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and cocaine, one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and one count of contempt of court.

Kidd's contempt of court charge was filed because of an attempt to flee to New Jersey and then Oklahoma, where he was captured after a high speed chase last October, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld's office.

Kidd agreed to forfeit $66,718.65 to the United States, along with a gun, two vehicles and three computers.

Upon his release from prison, he will serve three years of supervised release.