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Niagara Falls woman sentenced for accepting cocaine in the mail

A Niagara Falls woman was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for her part in a cocaine ring.

Chief U. S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. sentenced Tammy Hoover, 41, after she was convicted of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, five kilograms or more of cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr.

Hoover agreed to accept the drugs from her co-conspirators in a U.S. Postal Service delivery to her North Avenue home, Kennedy said in a press release.

Authorities, acting on a search warrant, intercepted a parcel that contained five separately wrapped kilogram-sized bricks of cocaine before it got to Hoover, and repackaged the box without the drugs. Hoover received the package and signed for it Dec. 27, 2016, and was arrested at the time. The parcel was recovered from the home.

The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Niagara Falls police.

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