Updated Fri, May 24, 2013 8:11 am
A federal grand jury has indicted 18 people in an alleged two-year conspiracy to distribute heroin in southern Ohio.
The panel charged eight people from the Dayton area, nine from Portsmouth and one from Lancaster with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin. It's punishable by at least 10 years in prison.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the 29-count indictment alleges that the defendants distributed heroin out of seven spots in the Ohio River town of Portsmouth, about 90 miles south of Columbus - including two motels.