- Associated Press - Thursday, April 30, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been sentenced to seven years in prison over a marijuana ring that led to drug-related convictions for his wife and two sons.

Investigators linked 59-year-old Phillip Larry Koss of Hewitt to marijuana grown in California and hauled to the Austin area.

Federal prosecutors in Waco on Wednesday announced the penalty for Koss. Jurors in February convicted him of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana. Koss earlier pleaded guilty, but withdrew that plea.

The Koss home was raided in 2013, leading to seizure of drug-related chemicals, firearms and $27,000.

His wife, Le’Ann Koss, pleaded guilty to drug-related counts and received nearly six years in prison.

Their son, Conner Phillip Koss, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Another son, Chad Koss, received probation.

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