SPOKANE, Wash. -- A judge set a May trial date for owner of the Flamin' Joes Restaurant in Spokane. Prosecutors charged Sally Guthrie and nine others for their alleged involvement in an Oxycontin ring.
A judge scheduled the trial to begin May 6th, 2013 at 1 p.m. Court documents shows that Guthrie’s pretrial hearing is set for March 14th.
Guthrie and the other suspects were arrested at the end of February. The Spokane Regional Drug Task Force executed 16 searches according to DEA agents. Authorities search buildings at 14th and Raymond, Lacey and Indiana, Buckeye and Cuba, Olympic and Cincinnati and West 1st and Washington.
The oxycontin sweep resulted in 41 people being taken into custody between the two states. Twelve of those suspects were found in Spokane according to a DEA press release.
The charges for all of the suspects range from possession of a controlled substance to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
DEA investigators confirmed that Guthrie might be tied to a Spokane shooting. Authorities said they are looking into the possibility. A car linked to her was likely involved in the shooting according to agents.