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Manchester woman pleads guilty in connection with 70-pound pot bust

Manchester woman pleads guilty in connection with 70-pound pot bust

A Manchester woman who with her then-boyfriend made several trips to California to purchase large quantities of marijuana that he allegedly sold in Connecticut pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute drugs and possession of drugs.

Kiara Lopez, 23, faces a maximum of three years in prison when she is sentenced on Jan. 29. Under the terms of her plea agreement, her lawyer, Anthony Spinella, will be able to argue for less prison time.

Lopez admitted to East Central Narcotics Task Force detectives that she made several trips with Kenneth Chaparro to California, that he was storing large quantities of marijuana inside her government-subsidized apartment at Manchester’s...

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