CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal authorities say five people implicated in heroin trafficking have pleaded guilty to charges in West Virginia.

According to prosecutors, Ralph White, Jennifer Benson, Rachel Kuhn, all 36 years old from Parkersburg, and 28-year-old Dennis Carter, of Detroit, admitted to conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin in the Parkersburg area.

Authorities say 25-year-old Heather Wells, of Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to heroin distribution.

White, Benson, Kuhn and Carter face at least five in federal prison at sentencing May 7.

Five other co-defendants pleaded guilty previously to conspiracy charges in the federal, state and local investigation.

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