Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A former Phoenix man has been sentenced for marijuana trafficking into the U.P. 45-year-old Pedro Kobasic was sentenced to just over seven years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.
He was convicted of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 kilos of marijuana after fleeing from authorities and hiding in Mexico for about three years.
Kobasic’s sentencing marks the end of an investigation by the DEA and the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team that began in October of 2009, when law enforcement learned that marijuana was being sent through a delivery service to Jason Schwalbach in Escanaba.
Authorities found several Escanaba residents were receiving marijuana by mail and distributing it and Kobasic was found to be the source.
Schwalbach and three other defendants were previously convicted and sentenced.