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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Third Woman In Carbon County Cocaine Conspiracy Sentenced To Prison

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a third woman from Carbon County was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Edwin M. Kosik to serve 21 months in prison on the charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Ceres Lozada, age 27, of Nesquehoning, Carbon County, previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and powder cocaine in the Carbon County area between January 2010 and December 2012.

     In addition to the prison term, Senior Judge Kosik also ordered that Lozada be supervised by a probation officer for three years following her prison sentence.

     Previously, Bonnie Vosburgh, age 22, of Nesquehoning, Carbon County, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by Senior Judge Kosik, while Victoria Argott, age 34, of Lansford, Carbon County, was sentenced to 40 months in prison.  Vosburgh and Argott entered guilty pleas and admitted to participating in the same cocaine trafficking conspiracy.

     The case resulted from an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Nesquehoning and Lansford Police Departments in Carbon County.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.    

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Updated April 9, 2015