UHV Professor Convicted in Massive Synthetic Narcotics Case

A UHV associate professor has been convicted in relation to a massive synthetic narcotics case.

Omar Al Nasser was convicted after a federal investigation into one of the largest synthetic cannabinoid trafficking enterprises in the country.

Back in May, Al Nasser was one of 16 people indicted in a drug bust ring in Houston.

Federal authorities said they seized 9.5 tons of drugs and chemicals.

The investigation revealed Al Nasser was as an associate of one of the primary distributors of synthetic cannabinoids.

As part of his plea today, Al Nasser admitted he was paid to wire more than $200,000 to accounts in the country of Jordan.

Al Nasser’s sentencing is set for February 16, 2017.

At that time, Al Nasser faces up to five years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine.