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Woman admits to cocaine trafficking conspiracy with two children in car

June 16, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Woman admits to cocaine trafficking conspiracy with two children in car

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A woman, who was busted by Mississippi police back in March with 16 kilos of cocaine with her two unrestrained children in the car, has admitted her involvement in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

According to court documents, 32-year-old Judith Noriega Hernandez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess, with intent to distribute, cocaine on Monday and faces ten years to life in prison.

Police pulled Hernandez over on March 19th in Jackson County, Mississippi with her husband, 36-year-old Ramiro Hernandez, and two unrestrained young children in the back seat, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported.

The trooper said the couple appeared nervous and called a K-9 unit from the Pascagoula Police Department to conduct a subsequent search of the vehicle.

The dog detected the presence of drugs and that’s when the officer noticed an abnormality in the headliner, which appeared to have been tampered with and then screwed back.

A further inspection uncovered a wrapped package containing a white powdery substance, according to court documents.

The pair told police that they had purchased the SUV off of eBay. However, both were placed under arrest for cocaine trafficking and have been held without bail ever since.

According to the detention order, Ramiro Hernandez was already on probation for a federal drug conviction on charges of distributing 207 kilos of marijuana and meth.

He will stand trial on a conspiracy charge along with one count each of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and interstate and foreign travel in aid of drug racketeering enterprises.

His wife faces ten years-to-life in prison when she will be sentenced on Sept. 15th.

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