Local entrepreneur gets 8 years in global drug plot

first_imgFormer Vancouver entrepreneur Ryan A. “Bo” Scott was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in federal prison for leading a plot to distribute more than $5 million of synthetic designer drugs around the world, according to a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice.Scott, 34, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in May to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to commit money laundering.In addition to prison time, Judge Ancer Haggerty sentenced Scott to three years of court supervision.“This long-term investigation took down one of the largest synthetic drug manufacturers on the West Coast,” said U. S. Attorney Amanda Marshall in a statement. “These synthetic designer drugs are dangerous, and we are fortunate to have partner agencies …who are committed to stopping the distribution of these poisons to our kids.”Synthetic drugs have become a public health concern because of such side effects as rapid heart rate, chest pain, nosebleeds, sweating, nausea, vomiting, psychological disturbances and instances of death.The investigation began in 2011 when U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detected suspicious shipments from Peru to Scott’s company, KTW Enterprises. Agents with Homeland Security Investigations served a search warrant at the defendant’s business in April 2011 and seized more than 500 pounds of synthetic drugs labeled as “K2” and “not for human consumption.”Those involved mixed chemical compounds together with herb extracts. They marketed the products as “incense” on the Internet, using dozens of domain names in an attempt to obtain a monopoly on the market for K2.last_img read more

More on AZCardinals and Mike Munchak a top candi

first_imgMore on #AZCardinals and Mike Munchak, a top candidate: #Titans wanted to keep him after 2013 assuming he’d make staff changes. He refused & was fired. But he held that place together … Would he bring OC Todd Haley along with him? Haley is a free agent now.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2018Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Munchak were among the expected finalists for the Cardinals’ head coaching vacancy, reported 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki.Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was also in the conversation, but Rapoport reported Monday that he was lined up to accept the New York Giants’ head coaching job.Wilks, who interviewed for several NFL head coaching positions over the past week, is also garnering interest from the Tennessee Titans, reported Jason La Canfora on Monday. Tennessee entered the coaching carousel late after it fired coach Mike Mularkey to follow up its playoff loss to the New England Patriots over the weekend. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo This is expected to be the second 2nd interview for the #AZCardinals. https://t.co/v7YkE2xx9Y— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2018DeFilippo and Munchak already interviewed with the Cardinals. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) Top Stories With the Steelers’ season over following an AFC Divisional Round loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Pittsburgh offensive line coach Mike Munchak will meet with the Arizona Cardinals for a second time to discuss their head coaching vacancy, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.Rapoport adds that Arizona is filing its second round of interview requests on Tuesday.In addition to Munchak, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo is expected to receive a second interview, but not until his team’s postseason run ends. Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires A nine-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Houston Oilers, Munchak has been Pittsburgh’s offensive line coach since 2014. The 57-year-old had one head coaching gig in the NFL with the Titans, where he compiled a 22-26 record with the team from 2011-2013.The Titans did not reach the postseason in any of those seasons.Prior to his head coaching job, Munchak was Tennessee’s offensive line coach from 1997-2010, spanning the team’s transition from the Oilers to the Titans. He was also an offensive assistant and quality control coach for the same franchise from 1994-96 when it was in Houston.Munchak entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his playing career in 2001.DeFilippo, 39 , would fit in Arizona as it grooms a quarterback of the future. He has been employed as a quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders (2007-08, 2012-14), New York Jets (2009), San Jose State Aztecs (2010-11) and Cleveland Browns (2015) before joining the Eagles in 2016. He interviewed with the Chicago Bears and impressed, according to Fowler, before they hired Matt Nagy as head coach.The Cardinals are the only team that have reportedly been interested in Munchak. They have interviewed nine known coaching candidates. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more