Two females sentenced on heroin charges

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two females arrested for transporting nearly $60,000 worth of heroin were sentenced in Federal Court Thursday.

Stephanie Cespedes, 25, and Jennifer Martinez, 27, were both sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

Cespedes and Martinez were passing through the state, when Jones County Sheriff's Deputies pulled them over on Interstate 59 for driving erratically, then found nearly 10lbs. of heroin in a hidden compartment in the trunk. The two women were arrested for possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

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