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Several Baltimore residents are facing federal charges for participating in a fentanyl and heroin ring.

If convicted, the 8 defendants each face a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life.

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Prosecutors say one of the accused also faces gun charges. All the defendants except one have been arrested and are in federal or state custody.

In a Monday statement, U.S. Attorney Robert Hur in Baltimore says his office is trying to do “everything possible to reduce overdose deaths from fentanyl and from all opioids.”

Source: CBS Baltimore

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