July 31, 2014
An Altadena woman is headed for 10 years in federal prison for her role in a drug ring that authorities dubbed the "Untouchables."
Thirty-year-old Mieko Choniece Jackson wept as she was sentenced
in federal court on six counts of conspiracy and money laundering
She was convicted last year and could have faced up to life in prison.
Authorities say that from 1999 to 2003, the ring brought pseudo-ephedrine from Canada into the U.S. hidden in shipments of bottled water and also made methamphetamine for sale.
In court, Jackson said she was "more than sorry" for her role in the ring, saying she was blinded by her love for the man authorities say was the group's ringleader.