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8 people named in heroin distribution indictment

Eight people are named in a nine-count federal indictment in Little Rock accusing them of distributing heroin, which resulted in the deaths of two people.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Eight people are named in a nine-count federal indictment in Little Rock accusing them of distributing heroin, which resulted in the deaths of two people.

The indictment was handed up on July 11 but not unsealed until Thursday. Federal prosecutors accuse the men of operating between May 2011 and June of this year.

Forty-year-old Wallando "Wiley" Onezine of Cabot is charged in six counts, including two distribution counts that led to the two deaths. Onezine's public defender, Molly K. Sullivan, had no comment.

The indictment focuses on heroin distribution in Cabot and elsewhere in Lonoke County. Prosecutors say there have been nine heroin overdoses since the fall, including the fatalities.

One person charged is still sought, 25-year-old Keith Sanders of Memphis, Tenn. Another, 21-year-old Landon Cope, was arrested Thursday.

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