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.