Woman admits trying to ship marijuana through Willoughby UPS

A Maple Heights woman has admitted trying to have 100 pounds of marijuana sent to her through a Willoughby UPS store.

LaToya Coleman, 30, was arrested Feb. 26, 2016 at the SOM Center Road facility after showing up to sign for the packages around 6:15 p.m.

Willoughby police received a call from Lake County Narcotics agents that they were investigating Coleman and had intercepted the marijuana ahead of time.

Coleman, in court with defense attorney Thomas Shaughnessy, pleaded guilty Feb. 16, 2017 in Lake County Common Pleas Court to possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

She is tentatively scheduled to be sentenced March 29, 2017 by Judge John P. O’Donnell.  However, officials said that date could be changed since she is expected to give birth soon.

Published by the The News-Herald

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