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7 indicted in Rocky Mount heroin distribution ring

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A federal grand jury indicted seven people on Monday in connection with a Rocky Mount heroin distribution ring.

Cedric Williams, Derrick Hannon, Herman Coley, III, Mary Ellis, Jerry Pittman, Jr., Joseph Norris and Alonzo Carter are charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin.

Williams was additionally charged with three counts of knowingly possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

During the course of an investigation that ended on Feb. 3, police said all seven people conspired with one another to distribute large quantities of heroin from New Jersey to Rocky Mount.

If convicted, the maximum penalties for the drug charges include 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine, and a term of supervised release for now less than four years.

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