A Syracuse-area woman was sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison for possession and conspiracy to ship marijuana between two Indian reservations.
Michelle Papineau, 44, of the Onondaga Reservation in Nedrow, was sentenced in U.S. District Court after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribution of marijuana between August and December 2008, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
She admitted working with a co-conspirator to bring between 166 and 220 pounds of marijuana from the St. Regis Mohawk reservation at Akwesasne to the Onondaga reservation.
The shipments were split into smaller quantities and sold to Syracuse-area customers, officials said.
After Papineau finishes serving her 41-month sentence of incarceration, she will be placed on supervised release for three years.
She was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.