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Maine Drug Dealer Faces Sentencing
01/22/2013 10:44 AM ET  

Shareef Nash of Buxton faces 10 years to life and fines of up to $10 million after pleading guilty to a variety of drug charges.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A Maine man authorities describe as a key figure in a drug distribution ring faces life in prison at sentencing.

Shareef Nash of Buxton is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland.

Authorities say the 34-year-old Nash was a top dealer at the Maine end of the drug ring, taking shipments of mostly cocaine that women in the network smuggled inside their bodies on planes and cars from New York. The drugs were distributed in packages to lower-level dealers in the Portland area.

The Portland Press Herald  reports that Nash pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, cocaine and heroin, aiding and abetting. He faces 10 years to life in prison and fines up to $10 million.



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