- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Two New Jersey men and a New York City resident have admitted their roles in a scheme to transport more than 20 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say 48-year-old Melvin Feliz, of Englewood Cliffs; 42-year-old Irving Olivero-Pena, of Edgewater, and 39-year-old Robert Crawford, 39, of Long Island City, New York, all pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

All three could face life terms when they are sentenced May 6.

The men admitted they conspired from January 2011 through March 2014 to buy illegal drugs for distribution in New Jersey. In October 2012, authorities say they gave a courier $549,950 to buy roughly 20 kilograms of cocaine in California.


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