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MACON, Ga. (AP) _ An assistant principal and his wife, a teacher, were sentenced to several years in prison for running an Ecstasy and steroid ring in Georgia, Florida and Louisiana.

The ring's distributors were people in their 20s whom Reuben ``Wes'' Harrison knew during his time as a baseball coach, prosecutors said.

Between 1999 and their arrests in May 2001, Harrison and his wife distributed more than 68,000 Ecstasy tablets, prosecutors said.

Harrison, 54, was sentenced Thursday to nearly 13 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to distribute narcotics and one count of selling narcotics.

Anastasia ``Stacey'' Knight Harrison, 35, was sentenced to five years in prison. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

Harrison was an assistant principal in Macon County before he resigned earlier this year. His wife was a third-grade teacher in Bibb County. She was fired the day of her guilty plea and had been on leave since her arrest.