Hyannis Woman Charged with Smuggling Cocaine

Accused in scheme to traffic cocaine into US from Jamaica...

A Hyannis woman was arraigned today in federal court in Springfield for her role in a scheme to traffic cocaine into the United States.

Cristina M. Delle Femine, 27, was indicted on Sept. 28, 2017, on one count of conspiracy to import cocaine and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Delle Femine was arrested in Maine on Oct. 23, 2017, and appeared in federal court in Springfield today. 

According to the indictment Delle Femine conspired in May 2017 to import cocaine from Jamaica into the United States and conspired to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute.

The charges of conspiracy to import and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute each provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, a minimum of three years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.   

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew J. Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Deepika Bains Shukla of Weinreb’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case. 

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