Bergenfield NJ Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine
A Bergenfield New Jersey NJ woman is set to spend a few years in federal prison after admitting that she conspired to import cocaine into the United States and then distribute the cocaine throughout Bergen County.
The suspect, a 38-year-old woman from Bergenfield, reportedly conspired to import more than four pounds of cocaine from Puerto Rico.
The suspect was apprehended by law enforcement in March 2015 after she allegedly accepted delivery of a package from Puerto Rico. The package reportedly had two kilograms of cocaine.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the US Postal Inspection Service were behind the investigation and the sting operation. DEA agents eventually arrested the suspect, who was charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine.
The suspect was able to avoid going to trial in the case because she reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. She reportedly told investigators that she conspired with another person, a 33-year-old man, to distribute cocaine across Bergen County, New Jersey.
A federal judge still had to approve the plea deal. That approval came in U.S. District Court in Newark, where the judge sentenced the suspect to a term of incarceration of 37 months in a federal penitentiary.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “N.J. Woman Gets 3 Years for Importing Cocaine from Puerto Rico.”