The last three of nine defendants in a Texas-to-Crawford County marijuana distribution investigation have been sentenced in Crawford County Court.
36 year-old Robert Conaway, from Meadville, was ordered to serve 3-to-5 years in state prison, and was fined $15,000. 25 year-old Adam Wood, from Venango, was sentenced to 12-to-24 months in state prison and a fine of $250. 25 year-old Elizabeth Bevilheimer, from Meadville, received a sentence of 5-to-12 months in the Crawford County Jail, plus a $200 fine.
Conaway and Wood had entered guilty pleas to charges of the manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance. Bevilheimer pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy.
The three defendants were among nine people who have been charged and sentenced in the case. Twin brothers from Texas, 29 year-olds Miguel and Marcelino Rodriguez, were alleged to have been the leaders of the operation which involved the distribution of as much as twenty pounds of marijuana per month to Crawford County up to the year 2010 when investigators made their first arrests.