A Mexican citizen living near Arcadia, Wis., was sentenced to prison for running a drug operation in Trempealeau County.
A federal judge ordered 23-year-old Karlett Salazar Zagal to spend five years in prison for taking part in a cocaine conspiracy. Salazar admitted that she brought drugs to Arcadia and Independence, Wis., from Puerto Rico — hidden inside items delivered through the mail.
She also admitted to sending Glock pistols to Puerto Rico.
In the last two years, government agents found cocaine being sold at a barbershop and taverns in Arcadia. They learned that the drug was being smuggled through the mail from Puerto Rico, hidden inside radios, bedsheets and other items.
Last July, Salazar was arrested when a package containing cocaine was delivered to her at a house in Independence. She pleaded guilty in a Madison court to a cocaine conspiracy.