A Blaine man is facing up to 20 years in prison for his role in in a drug ring.

Officials with the U.S. Attorney General's office say that 34-year-old Nate Brewer of Blaine pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts.

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According to court records, between about January 2012 and June 2014, Brewer conspired with others in Aroostook County to obtain and distribute bath salts.  Specifically, Brewer helped purchase bath salts from China for personal use and to sell to other conspirators.  He also helped to raise money to place bulk orders for multiple conspirators in order to receive discounted pricing.

Brewer faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.