A woman from Bergenfield New Jersey is on her way to federal prison after she pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution charges.
The suspect, a 38-year-old Bergenfield NJ resident, reportedly conspired to import a large amount of cocaine from Puerto Rico into the U.S.
The suspect was arrested in March 2015 after allegedly accepting a package that had been shipped from Puerto Rico. The package reportedly contained two kilograms of cocaine.
Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted a joint investigation with the US Postal Inspection Service and monitored the shipment of cocaine.
The suspect was arrested and charged with a federal crime for conspiring to distribute cocaine. She ultimately managed to avoid a criminal trial in the case by reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
The suspect admitted to authorities that she conspired with a 33-year-old man to distribute the cocaine in Bergen County, NJ. (The other suspect later reached his own plea deal and pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine.)
The suspect recently made an appearance in U.S. District Court in Newark New Jersey for a formal sentencing hearing. The federal judge sentenced the suspect to 37 months in a federal penitentiary, with another three years of supervised release to be imposed after the suspect completes her prison term.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “N.J. Woman Gets 3 Years for Importing Cocaine from Puerto Rico.”