- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Two people have admitted their roles in a Portsmouth heroin trafficking ring.

Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Jerald Outten and 41-year-old Sherita Nicks, both of Portsmouth, pleaded guilty Monday to distribution charges.

Outten faces at least 10 years in prison and Nicks faces at least five years. Sentencing for both is set for Nov. 17 in federal court in Norfolk.

Outten’s brother, Alonzo, was the trafficking ring’s leader. He faces up to 20 years in prison at his Nov. 2 sentencing.

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