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Feds say 18 charged in Detroit-Nashville narcotics conspiracy involving thousands of pills


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Federal prosecutors say authorities have begun rounding up suspects in Detroit and Nashville who are accused of engaging in a drug conspiracy involving the illegal sale of tens of thousands of pain pills in Middle Tennessee.

The narcotics came from Detroit but were sold in the Nashville area.

Officials say a federal grand jury in Nashville has charged 18 people with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and oxymorphone. Three of the defendants were additionally charged with conspiracy to commit money laundry.

The U.S. attorney's office in Nashville says the government is also seeking to go try to seize any money and property obtained as a result of the alleged drug conspiracy.

Each defendant faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

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