Heroin on Twitter draws nearly 4 years in prison

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A New London woman who advertised heroin on her Twitter account has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

The Day of New London reports that authorities say Heather Ranghelli bragged on her Twitter account that she likes “flipping grams” and posted pictures of heroin bags.

Authorities say the 24-year-old Ranghelli took over the heroin distribution business belonging to her boyfriend, Cruz Bonilla after he was jailed for a parole violation in 2012.

She appeared In U.S. District Court in New Haven on Monday and apologized to the community.

Authorities say that in phone calls from prison, Bonilla and Ranghelli discussed her customers, how much money she was making and competitors who were giving her problems.

Her lawyer says Ranghelli is a heroin addict manipulated by her boyfriend.

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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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