Broward teacher admits role in 667-pound pot smuggling case

Author: Associated Press

BROWARD, Fla. (AP) – A Broward preschool teacher has admitted she was part of a conspiracy to smuggle more than 667 pounds of marijuana into Palm Beach County.

Thirty-nine-year-old Tarakiki Dozier, of Margate, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to import marijuana during a hearing Thursday.

Law enforcement in Palm Beach County seized the haul of marijuana from a boat on Feb. 7, 2013. Investigators discovered 96 packages containing more than 667 pounds of the drug.

Dozier admitted she acted as a go-between for a Bahamian resident and another man who was expecting to receive at least some of the drug shipment.

Dozier is the daughter of the Rev. O’Neal Dozier, a political activist and leader of Pompano Beach’s Worldwide Christian Center.

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