ABINGDON, Va. -

Seven people from our area have entered guilty pleas to conspiring to distribute drugs, including cocaine, meth and prescription pills.

We've learned those pleas were entered in federal court in Abingdon on Monday. Two of the seven also entered guilty pleas to weapons charges.

The U.S. Attorney says the conspiracy had been going on since 2007.

Four of the defendants are from Gate City. The others are from Kingsport.

The names of the defendants are as follows:

Jeffrey Dale Light, 58, Gate City, Va., entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and oxycodone. Light faces a potential maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and/or a potential fine of $2,000,000.

Judy A. Light, 56, Gate City, Va., entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and oxycodone. Light faces a potential maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and/or a potential fine of $1,000,000.

Jacob Otis Light, 27, Gate City, Va., entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and oxycodone. Light faces a potential maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and/or a potential fine of $1,000,000.

Anthony Sloan, 26, Kingsport, Tenn., entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and oxycodone. Light faces a potential maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and/or a potential fine of $1,000,000.

Mack Kern, 45, Gate City, Va., entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and oxycodone. Light faces a potential maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and/or a potential fine of $1,000,000.

Kevin Dewayne Graham a.k.a. ?Cheesy? 23, Kingsport, Tenn., entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, oxycodone, and methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Graham faces a potential maximum sentence of life imprisonment and/or a potential fine of $2,250,000. Additionally, Graham faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years imprisonment.

Jeffery Scott Brewington, Jr., a.k.a. ?Michigan Jeff? 29, Kingsport, entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, oxycodone, and methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in urtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Brewington faces a potential maximum sentence of life imprisonment and/or a potential fine of $2,250,000. Additionally, Brewington faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years imprisonment.