Bergenfield NJ Woman Gets Prison Time for Importing Cocaine from Puerto Rico
A woman from Bergenfield NJ is headed to federal prison after pleading guilty to cocaine distribution.
The suspect is a 38-year-old Bergenfield resident. According to authorities, the suspect conspired to import a large quantity of cocaine from Puerto Rico into the United States.
The suspect was placed under arrest in March 2015, shortly after she allegedly accepted a package shipped from Puerto Rico. The package allegedly contained around two kilograms of cocaine.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents worked with the US Postal Inspection Service to investigate and monitor the cocaine shipment.
The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine and appeared to be headed to trial in the case. However, she ultimately avoided a criminal trial by reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
The suspect admitted to law enforcement that she conspired with another suspect, a 33-year-old man, to distribute the cocaine in Bergen County, New Jersey. (The other suspect later pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution charges, too.)
The suspect recently appeared in US District Court in Newark NJ for a sentencing hearing, with the federal judge sentencing the suspect to 37 months behind bars. Additionally, the suspect was sentenced to three years of supervised release on top of the prison term.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “N.J. Woman Gets 3 Years for Importing Cocaine from Puerto Rico.”