Published: May 16, 2013 10:08 AM EDT
Updated: May 16, 2013 5:56 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- U.S. District Judge John E. Steele has sentenced 30-year-old Fort Myers resident, Jennifer Sander, to 10 years and 10 months in prison for her participation in a conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine.

Sander was one of nine individuals sentenced. The rest were Miami residents.

Sander pleaded guilty to the charges.

According to court documents, between July 2010 and October 2011, she and the others operated a drug trafficking organization (DTO), between Miami and Fort Myers. The DTO distributed crack cocaine in the North Fort Myers and South Fort Myers area.

This investigation was the result of a comprehensive and dedicated effort by the Cape Coral Police Department, Collier County Sheriff's Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Lee County Sheriff's Office and the Miami Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesus M. Casas.