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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A Houston woman was sentenced today in federal court for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.

BRENDA GOOD, 51, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor to 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Good pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with intent to Distribute and Distribution of Cocaine on September 25, 2009.

At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that Good orchestrated the delivery of 10 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to Springfield, Massachusetts in order for the cocaine to be distributed in western Massachusetts by numerous smaller drug dealers.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Division made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant and Michelle Dineen Jerrett of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Unit.


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