Edgewater NJ Woman Gets Probation for Aiding Convicted Cocaine Dealer in Escape
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An Edgewater NJ woman will be spared prison despite allegedly helping a cocaine dealer get away from police.
According to authorities, the 39-year-old suspect aided a convicted cocaine dealer who escaped from federal custody in West Virginia in April 2013. The male suspect was reportedly working on a cleaning detail at the time of his escape.
After getting away from the cleaning detail, the suspect walked to an auto body shop and called a taxi. The cab arrived and took him to a Western Union location. According to prosecutors, the female suspect wired him $200.
Once the suspect got the money, he purchased a ticket for a bus headed to Philadelphia. He made it as far as Mexico before police apprehended him. The suspect was taken back to the United States in June 2014.
The suspect was transported to Fort Dix, where he will remain in custody until 2022. He had an additional 1 year and 2 months tacked on to his sentence as a result of the escape.
Meanwhile, the female suspect was arrested in May 2013.
After being arrested and charged with hindering apprehension, the suspect faced up to 5 years in federal prison.
While awaiting sentencing, the female suspect remained free on bail.
The woman was recently sentenced to two years of probation for her role in the escape. As part of her sentence, she will be required to remain at her home. She will also have electronic monitoring hooked up to her.
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For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Woman Spared Prison for Aiding Drug Dealer’s Escape.”