St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A 23-year-old woman was sentenced in federal court in Minnesota on Monday for retaliating against another inmate for being a government witness in a drug-trafficking trial.
United States District Court Judge David Doty sentenced Veronique Zsa Zsa Antique Muckle, of Superior, to more than ten years behind bars on one count of federal witness retaliation.
According to the federal indictment, Muckle assaulted Angelique Vos on August 14, 2012 after Vos testified as a government witness during a narcotics trial. Muckle allegedly ran from a segregated area of the prison facility and violently attacked Vos for testifying against another man involved a drug ring.
Muckle, Vos and more than three dozen others pleaded guilty for their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that transported prescription pills and heroin from Detroit to the Twin Ports region in Minnesota. Muckle was already serving a four year prison term for her role in the organization.
The organization was brought down after an investigation from the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Muckle was indicted on September 11 for the retaliation charge and convicted on April 12, 2013.
She will spend the next ten years behind bars.
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