BRADENTON, Fla – Nathasha Michelle Prieto, 34, Bradenton, Florida, was sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine.
Prieto pleaded guilty on January 5, 2023.
According to court documents, Prieto, a former United States Postal Carrier, and her co-defendant, Angel Hernandez Coss, orchestrated a scheme by which Prieto provided addresses on her delivery route to Coss who used those addresses to secure shipments of cocaine from Puerto Rico.
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As a result, kilogram quantities of cocaine were shipped in packages to these addresses.
Prieto then removed the packages from the mail stream and provided them to Coss, who distributed the cocaine.
Coss was sentenced to 17 years and six months in federal prison on May 17, 2023.
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