MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 11 people have been charged with participating in a methamphetamine distribution ring.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis says 11 people were indicted Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to possess meth with intent to distribute. Five of those defendants also were indicted on charges of conspiracy to launder drug proceeds.

Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and police departments in Memphis and West Memphis, Arkansas, conducted the investigations of the defendants. Police departments in Germantown and Bartlett, along with the U.S. Marshals Service, helped make arrests.

Prosecutors say nine weapons were seized during searches of homes. If convicted, the defendants face a maximum of 20 years to life in prison.

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