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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 21, 2013

California Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

 

        BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Myra Hight, 52, of Lake Tahoe, CA, pleaded guilty to marijuana conspiracy before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Alsup, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant was arrested on February 20, 2012 by Hamburg Police in the parking lot of a store in the Town of Hamburg. During a search of the car Hight was driving, officers recovered $77,000 in U.S. Currency, money the defendant admitted was proceeds of her marijuana trafficking conspiracy. 

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Hamburg Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Williams and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division.