Two New Jersey men and a New York City resident have admitted their roles in a scheme to transport more than 20 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey.
Melvin Feliz, of Englewood Cliffs, 48, Irving Olivero-Pena, 42, of Edgewater, and Robert Crawford, 39, of Long Island City, all pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, federal prosecutors in New Jersey say.
All three could face life terms when they are sentenced May 6.
The men admitted they conspired from January 2011 through March 2014 to buy illegal drugs for distribution in New Jersey. In October 2012, they gave a courier $549,950 to buy roughly 20 kilograms of cocaine in California, authorities say.