Former FL Postal Worker Received Cocaine Packages On Her Route: DOJ

Former FL Postal Worker Received Cocaine Packages On Her Route: DOJ

BRADENTON, FL — A former U.S. postal worker was sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison for her role in a scheme to mail shipments of cocaine from Puerto Rico to Manatee County, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.

Nathasha Michelle Prieto, 34, of Bradenton pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine on Jan. 5.

Prieto and her codefendant, Angel Hernandez Coss, orchestrated the scheme together.

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She provided Hernandez Coss addresses on her delivery route that he used to secure shipments of cocaine from Puerto Rico, the DOJ said. Kilogram quantities of cocaine were shipped in packages to these addresses.

Prieto then removed the packages from the mail stream and gave them to Hernandez Coss, who sold and distributed the drugs.

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He was sentenced to 17 years and six months in federal prison on May 17.


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