New York woman sentenced on drug conspiracy charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A New York woman was sentenced to five years in prison for distributing a controlled substance following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Brianne Aguinaga, 31, of Buffalo, was one of more than 15 individuals engaged in distributing ecstasy pills that had been imported from Canada. Twelve other members of this drug conspiracy have already pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.

The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., Western District of New York, and James C. Spero, special agent in charge of HSI in Buffalo.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten.