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Man involved in San Antonio-based synthetic marijuana ring sentenced to prison

(Photo: MGN online)

SAN ANTONIO - The final defendant in a San Antonio-based synthetic marijuana ring was sentenced Thursday to federal prison.

Ashak Victor Nasief Wesa, 33, will spend 150 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his involvement in the distribution ring.

Wesa, an Egyptian National living in Houston, plead guilty in October to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substance analogues. He admitted to his involvement with the San Antonio-based Jaffer Drug Trafficking Organization (Jaffer DTO) that produced synthetic marijuana and bath salts in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Kansas City.

Jaffer DTO planned to distribute over 40,000 pounds of synthetic marijuana.

Wesa is the last of 16 defendants convicted and sentenced in connection with this federal grand jury indictment. Ring leader Muhammed Jaffer Ali was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison in April 2017.

Other defendants in the case received sentences ranging from five months to 150 months incarceration.

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