Oakland woman sentenced 3 years in prison for trying to smuggle cocaine onto flight

OAKLAND (BCN) — An Oakland woman has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced Thursday.

Cheryl Denise Frazier, 48, pleaded guilty on January 23 to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Frazier admitted she entered the Oakland International Airport on August 20, 2014, with 600 grams of cocaine hidden inside her clothing with the intent of smuggling the drugs onto a commercial flight for later distribution, prosecutors said.

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