Auburn woman sentenced to prison for trafficking heroin in Cayuga County

An Auburn woman will spend the next two years in prison for possessing 600 envelopes of heroin in Cayuga County.

Stephanie Sweeting, of 19 McMaster St. Apt. 125, pleaded guilty in December 2016 to one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. At the time, the 37-year-old admitted she helped two co-defendants traffic heroin from Connecticut to Cayuga County.

Sweeting was arrested in September 2014 after police found 600 bags of heroin in her vehicle during a traffic stop in the village of Weedsport. During her plea, Sweeting told Judge Thomas Leone she had driven her co-defendants — Robert L. Benjamin and Brittany M. Smith — to Connecticut to pick up roughly $12,000 worth of heroin, which they intended to sell in Auburn.

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