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      Woman sentenced in heroin case

      File photo (WLUK)
      File photo (WLUK)
      GREEN BAY - A Marinette woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on heroin charges.

      Karen Ann Sanchez, 38, pleaded guilty to a charge of using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of heroin.

      Prosecutors say Sanchez worked with eight other poeple to help move heroin from a primary supplier in Chicago to the Marinette-Menominee, Michigan, area. Officials described the group's actions as a "drug co-operative" designed not to create a profit, but to increase purchasing power and the frequency of coordinated heroin runs to Chicago.