Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Associated Press
BANGOR — A Texas woman arrested in what law enforcement officials call one of the biggest bath salts busts in Maine history has pleaded guilty.
WABI-TV reports that Elizabeth Fuentes of Houston was sentenced to 2½ years in jail after pleading guilty this week in Penobscot County court to drug trafficking. More serious charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.
The 31-year-old Fuentes was one of four people arrested in Hermon in January when authorities also seized 18 pounds of the synthetic hallucinogenic drug with a street value of more than $1.2 million.
Authorities say the drugs were manufactured in China and imported to Maine and Texas.
Fuentes' lawyer says his client played a minor role in the conspiracy.