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Woman denies role in plan to bring 5 kilos of cocaine to Biloxi

Bobbie Gayle Gartin
Bobbie Gayle Gartin

A woman arrested in Colorado has pleaded not guilty to charges involving the distribution of at least 5 kilos of cocaine in Biloxi.

Bobbie Gayle Gartin, 36, was arraigned Tuesday after the indictment was unsealed in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

She is set for trial Sept. 13. A detention hearing is scheduled for Monday.

Gartin and two others are accused in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in Biloxi from November 2014 until May 3, when the indictment was filed in Gulfport. Court records do not show if the other two have been arrested.

Gartin was arrested and brought before a federal magistrate in Denver on June 13. She was ordered held and sent to South Mississippi for prosecution in Gulfport.

Five kilos is 11 pounds of cocaine.

Federal drug-trafficking penalties set the stiffest penalties in cocaine cases at 5 or more kilos — 10 years to life in prison.

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