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Buffalo woman pleads guilty to conspiracy to sell cocaine

A Buffalo woman who conspired with others to sell cocaine in the Buffalo area pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 500 grams or more of cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said 28-year-old Sucley Romero, in July 2017, consented to receiving a package of cocaine, shipped from Puerto Rico, at her Tower Street residence in exchange for payment from the leader of a drug-trafficking organization. The parcel was intercepted by the U.S. Postal Service and, a few days later, a search warrant was executed on the package.

Concealed within a toy cash box was a kilogram of suspected cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Romero was one of 12 defendants charged in the case.

She faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison when she is sentenced Nov. 22 before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

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