- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - The man authorities say served as the Ketchikan distributor for an alleged drug importer has pleaded guilty.

Joel Kotrc pleaded guilty earlier this week to a conspiracy drug charge and is scheduled for sentencing in January.

Ketchikan Daily News (https://ow.ly/DS419 ) reports Kotrc worked with police to provide information that led to the arrest of a brother of a man who allegedly brought methamphetamine and cocaine into Ketchikan via the Alaska Marine Highway System.

That man, Viet Nguyen, is scheduled to go to trial next month. His brother, Phong Nguyen, was acquitted after a jury trial last month.

Kotrc could be called to testify against Viet Nguyen.

Kotrc faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a $50,000 fine.


Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.ketchikandailynews.com

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