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May 3, 2001 | Associated Press
A man accused of operating one of the nation's largest cocaine and marijuana distribution networks was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Omar Rocha Soto, 39, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to operating a continuing criminal enterprise, which prosecutors call a "kingpin" charge. The plea agreement allowed him to avoid a life sentence. Rocha was arrested Aug. 17 as part of a federal investigation that resulted in 102 indictments in more than a dozen cities.
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May 3, 2001 | Associated Press
A man accused of operating one of the nation's largest cocaine and marijuana distribution networks was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Omar Rocha Soto, 39, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to operating a continuing criminal enterprise, which prosecutors call a "kingpin" charge. The plea agreement allowed him to avoid a life sentence. Rocha was arrested Aug. 17 as part of a federal investigation that resulted in 102 indictments in more than a dozen cities.
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August 18, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Authorities on Tuesday broke up what they called a major drug ring run out of San Diego, arresting nearly 100 people across the nation who allegedly were distributing cocaine and marijuana throughout the Midwest and Northeast. FBI officials said they considered the drug syndicate one of the 20 biggest in the country. The ring was allegedly headed by a little-known trafficker named Omar Rocha Soto, 37, who was arrested about 1 a.m.
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