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Two pill dealers were sentenced Monday to a collective 11 years in federal prison for their part in a scheme that stretched from Huntington to Detroit. 

Joseph Dre Moore and Rita Evette Johnson, both 33, admitted that they conspired to sell oxycodone in Huntington.

Moore admitted that in 2009, he told a "known individual" to sell nine of the painkillers in Huntington near 14th Street and Adams Avenue.

Johnson was sentenced to three years and ten months in prison for shipping the pills to Moore from Detroit. Johnson admitted that she had arranged for an estimated 2,700 oxycodone pills to be shipped to Huntington in 2011. Johnson worked with another individual to transfer 600 oxycodone tablets by bus to Huntington from Detroit.