Windsor Locks woman pleads guilty to drug trafficking, money laundering charges

(WTNH) - A Windsor Locks woman has pleaded guilty to charges related to drug trafficking and money laundering.

According to officials, 59-year-old Christine Miles pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin, oxymorphone, hydrocodone and alprazolam and attempting to engage in a monetary transaction affecting interstate commerce, involving criminally derived property of a value greater than $10,000.

Authorities say beginning in 1998, Miles and others conspired to posses and distribute heroin and other drugs. Miles is a retired nurse.

On Aug. 4, 2016, investigators conducted a search of Miles' residence and seized a large amount of prescription medications, two pounds of marijuana, more than $10,000 in cash and over $13,000 in gift cards.

Officials say Miles and her husband earned more than $700,000 through this drug trafficking conspiracy.

An investigation also revealed that, after she was arrested on state drug charges in 2016, Miles spent more than $17,000 on money orders and a wrote bank cashier's to a New Jersey moving company for a planned move to New Mexico.

Miles has been detained since her arrest.

In pleading guilty, Miles has agreed to forfeit her interest in her Windsor Locks residence along with more than $750,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 7, 2018.

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