One reason why there are so many drug-addicted people in the world is because of the fact that there are also a lot of drug dealers and drug traffickers going around. Since people have access to illegal substances, they are likely to use them. When they get addicted to it, they commit different crimes and acts in a way that is against the law of society.

Drug trafficker faces prison sentenceA man who law enforcement officials have called the primary illicit drug supplier on the North Olympic Peninsula pleaded guilty in federal court this week and faces up to 20 years in prison. Nicolas “Nico” Orozco-Cruz, who was the head of a drug trafficking organization pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and in the plea agreement attorneys recommend he face 46 to 71 months in prison.

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Orozco-Cruz, Elizabeth Ann McKean and Jessica Elen Christman were all arrested last year after a year-long Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Administration investigation into Orozco-Cruz’s drug trafficking organization, which officials believed was the primary supplier of Mexican-produced heroin and methamphetamine on the Olympic Peninsula.

Court papers say he was in the United States illegally.

Orozco-Cruz was indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, six counts of distribution of a controlled substance and alien in possession of a firearm.

Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop six distribution charges as part of the plea agreement.

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