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SLC judge pleads guilty to drug-related charges

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Posted at 8:42 PM, Aug 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-27 22:42:16-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City judge pleaded guilty for her involvement in a drug distribution ring Tuesday.

Virginia Ward, 45, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute.  She was arrested in March after drug agents intercepted a package meant for her.

DEA officials say she used an alias to set up a post office box in Salt Lake City. When agents picked up her mail, they found 338 oxycodone pills.

Ward will be sentenced Nov. 5.