However, as she expands and fights for survival, she is confronted with the violent realities of her business as she jockeys against competitors, gangs, and drug lords.
Adding complications to the situation, are her sudden relationship with Peter Scottson, a DEA agent who discovers Nancy's business, but takes measures to ensure her safety.
However, her insubordination leads to a romance with Esteban Reyes, a corrupt Mayor of Tijuana.
Nancy Botwin, née Price (Mary-Louise Parker, leading character) — also known as Lacey La Plante (season two) and Nathalie Newman (season six) — was a PTA soccer mom until her husband, Judah, suddenly died of a heart attack.
Peter grew increasingly hostile towards Nancy and is eventually killed.
To maintain the upper middle-class lifestyle to which she was accustomed in the fictional town of Agrestic, Nancy entered the world of marijuana dealing.
At the start, her regular clients include her accountant, her lawyer, and fellow suburban friends.