LITTLE ROCK — A federal grand jury has indicted eight people in connection with an alleged heroine ring, the U.S. attorney's office in Little Rock announced Thursday.

LITTLE ROCK — A federal grand jury has indicted eight people in connection with an alleged heroine ring, the U.S. attorney’s office in Little Rock announced Thursday.

Two people died from ingesting heroine distributed by the alleged drug ring, Christopher Thyer, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, said in a news release.

Named in the indictment are Wallando “Wiley” Onezine, 40, of Cabot; Keith “Key” Sanders, 25, of Memphis, Tenn.; Devon McClain, 19, of Cabot; Mark Aaron “Zane” Pruitt, 22, of Jacksonville; Landon Cope, 21, of Little Rock; Justin Pennock, 27, of Cabot; Alex Evans, 22, of Cabot; and Hunter Gladden, 25, of Ward.

All eight men are charged with conspiring to distribute or possess with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroine, the use of which resulted in death, between May 1, 2011, and June 26, 2012.

Some also face charges such as distributing heroine, possession of heroine with intent to distribute, possessing a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The charges carry sentences, upon conviction, ranging from 5 years to life in prison.

All except Sanders had been arrested by late Thursday afternoon, Thyer said.