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Waco family indicted for over 200 pounds of marijuana

KossA federal grand jury returned marijuana distribution indictments Tuesday against Phillip Larry Koss, 58, his wife Le’Ann, 60, and their son Connor, 26.

The charges stemmed from an investigation and subsequent raid on their home back in December of 2013 during a crackdown on several people selling cannabis near Baylor University.

The three are accused of conducting an operation in which high-grade marijuana was grown in California and then shipped to Waco. An affidavit said distribution was intended for “numerous individuals including Baylor students.”

During the raid, police found 15 pounds of hash, and subsequent raids in California and on various vehicles has netted an additional 200 pounds of marijuana. Also found during the raid was $27,000 in cash and several firearms.

While all of the firearms were legal to have, it is illegal to be in possession of a firearm while committing a drug related crime, even if the firearm is not being used in committing the crime.

Though the Koss’ were scooped up during the investigation going on around Baylor, police said that they don’t believe that they were connected to the original four students who were arrested.

All three have been indicted for one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and one count of aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute marijuana

Phillip Koss is the owner of “Stretch for Life,” a local business offering non-medicinal therapy for victims of stroke, neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, and dystonia.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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