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Business owner sentenced to prison for drug distribution

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Sep 03 2013 09:40:08 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 03 2013 12:53:21 PM CDT

A business owner in Tazewell, Virginia is sentenced for drug distribution and other offenses.

30-year-old Joseph Ha, owner of Stars Nails, was sentenced to 102 years in prison. A judge suspended all except 11 years.

Ha plead guilty to firearms charges, plus numerous counts of narcotics trafficking, including cocaine and Alprazolam, and to distribution of a controlled substance on public or school property.

Authorities say Ha had been traveling to several states to get the drugs.