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Six more people sentenced in drug ring headed by former Las Vegas stripper

UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Stanley and Loren Toelle. (AP)
Stanley and Loren Toelle. (AP)

Six people involved in a drug-trafficking ring involving a former Las Vegas stripper married to a Coeur d’Alene doctor were sentenced to prison this week.

All six had previously pleaded guilty to various charges. Dr. Stanley Toelle, who always maintained that he knew nothing about the drug empire built by his now ex-wife, Loren Toelle, was recently sentenced to a month in prison for misleading the IRS about his tax returns. Loren Toelle was sentenced to 17 years in prison for her role in the drug ring.

Four of Loren Toelle’s children were among those sentenced this week. Son Sean Jackson was given 96 months in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering; daughter Augustine Jackson received 80 months in prison for drug trafficking; daughter Sherlann Simon was sentenced to 15 months in prison for money laundering; and son Steven Jackson was given 41 months in prison for drug trafficking.

William J. Barker was sentenced to 24 months in prison for drug trafficking and Kristin Wilson was sentenced to 108 months in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering.

All six were ordered to forfeit varying amounts of drug profits and money laundering proceeds totaling $2.2 million. As part of their guilty pleas all admitting to selling drugs in several states, including Idaho, North Dakota and Nevada.

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