DA: Fresno woman pleads guilty conspiring to distribute marijuana, THC | YourCentralValley.com

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A 25-year-old woman from Fresno pled guilty in New York on Thursday to conspiring to distribute marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District in New York.

The attorney’s office says, Ruby Ledesma admitted that she was a member of a marijuana and THC trafficking organization that shipped thousands of kilograms of marijuana and THC from Fresno to locations throughout the United States including the Capital Region, between 2016 and June 2022.  The marijuana and THC were shipped through UPS and FedEx from a shipping store, Fast Pack & Ship, in Fresno, officials said.  

According to the attorney’s office, Ledesdma’s brother, Sammy Olague owned Fast Pack & Ship from 2016 through June 2018. Olague sold the business to Nehemiah Fane, aka “Neil.”  Olague received a portion of the purchase money for Fast Pack & Ship from Dwight A. Singletary II, aka “Nutt” and “Mike Jones,” and James Tyrell Daniels, aka “Red” and “Ghost,” helped manage Fast Pack & Ship when it was owned by Fane. 

In April 2020, Fane transferred ownership of Fast Pack & Ship to Singletary’s partner, McKenzie Merrialice Coles, aka “Kenzie,” who operated Fast Pack & Ship through M.M.M.C. Management, Inc. The defendant worked with Olague, Fane, Daniels, Singletary, and Coles to ship the packages of marijuana and THC.

The attorney’s office says Ledesma also arranged for Singletary to obtain distribution-quantities of THC “edibles,” which Singletary, in turn, sold. 

According to the attorney’s office, Ledesma was charged in an indictment with Singletary, Coles, Olague, Fane, Daniels and 18 other people charging marijuana distribution and money laundering conspiracies, firearms offenses, and other crimes.  Singletary, Coles, Fane, and Daniels have pled not guilty and are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. 

In addition to Ledesma, Olague and five other defendants, Rosemary Coles, Latrice Mumphrey, Jazell Shuler, Victor Turner, and Kristle Walker, previously pled guilty and are pending sentencing. 

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