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April 16, 2013
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Two men plead guilty to cocaine trafficking

Two Santa Cruz, Calif., men face up to 15 years in prison and $100,000 fines after pleading guilty Monday to trafficking in cocaine. Joseph Perez, and Oscar Madriz, both 26, pleaded guilty to trafficking after they were arrested more than a year following a month-long investigation into drug trafficking and distribution from California. The two were arrested March 2, 2012, in two drug busts at Stateline casinos along with two other men. Authorities recovered 255 grams of cocaine with a street value of $25,000, a vehicle, firearm and currency. According to reports, the Tri-NET Narcotic Task Force, Douglas County Sheriff’s …

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