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Elisa Baker pleads guilty to one federal drug charge

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- The North Carolina woman who pleaded guilty to killing her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge.

Elisa Baker on Thursday pleaded guilty in US District Court in Charlotte to one count of conspiracy to sell drugs. Prosecutors then agreed to drop six other charges.

No sentencing date has been set. Baker faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million dollar fine when she is sentenced.

Prosecutors say between 2006 and 2010, Baker helped distribute more than 50,000 pills.

Baker was sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for the death of her disabled stepdaughter, Zahra Baker.

The girl's father, Adam Baker, is also scheduled to appear in court Thursday after an appearance Wednesday was delayed.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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