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Man connected to Mid-MO drug ring pleads guilty to supplying cocaine

A man accused of supplying cocaine to several alleged drug dealers in Mid-Missouri pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court.

Guillermo Ortiz Perez was charged in a November 2014 federal indictment for distributing cocaine and being in the United States illegally.

Perez was arrested last September for having an illegal gun, and authorities determined he had used multiple names and had been deported from the U.S. in 2012.

A wiretap was placed on the phone of a man also charged in the same November indictment as Perez.

The wiretap of Kenneth Scott revealed Perez was a distributor of cocaine to dealers in Boone County and parts of Mid-Missouri.

By pleading guilty, Perez faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and up to life for the drug charge, and up to an $8 million fine.

For the illegal alien charge, he faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

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