NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Bridgeport woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for her role in a drug trafficking organization with links to Connecticut, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

A U.S. district judge in New Haven handed down the sentence for 37-year-old Raqiesha Davis on Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Davis admitted to distributing crack cocaine for the Marina Village Bloods organization, which operated out of a housing complex in Bridgeport. Eighteen other people have been charged as the result of a joint law enforcement investigation.

Davis pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possession with intent to distribute. She had been released on bond following her arrest in January and will have to report to prison in November.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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