2 Sentenced in Synthetic Cannabinoid Distribution Conspiracy

2 Sentenced in Synthetic Cannabinoid Distribution Conspiracy

June 23, 2017 04:50 PM

Two Minnesotans were sentenced to prison by a federal judge for their role in leading a conspiracy to distribute synthetic cannabinoids, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The release said 35-year-old Omar Ziad Wazwaz and 27-year-old Vladimir Vladimoirovic Brik were both sentenced to nine years in prison. Both had been found guilty of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

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According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Wazwaz and Brik imported synthetic cannabinoids from overseas by falsifying U.S. Customs forms.

The two sold the substances, branded "Kryptonite," at Wazwaz's smoke shop and online. During the conspiracy, Wazwaz and Brik made $9.7 million from sales of the cannabinoid.

Six other defendants have also been charged in the conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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