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Mexico native to serve 2 prison terms on drug-ring convictions

A Mexican national has been ordered to serve up to 15 years in prison in connection with a drug-ring enterprise.

Third District Judge Glenn Iwasaki sentenced Jesus Leonel Olivares, 27, to two concurrent one-to-15-year terms at the Utah State Prison during a court hearing Monday.Olivares had pleaded guilty in April to engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity and distribution of a controlled substance, both second-degree felonies. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped charges of engaging in a continuing controlled-substance criminal enterprise, a first-degree felony also known as Utah's "drug kingpin" law, and money laundering, a second-degree felony.

Olivares was the second person charged under the drug kingpin law, enacted by the Legislature in 1997.