Two more sentenced in Rand-West pill mill case

Joshua Ross Green
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- A federal judge sentenced two men Tuesday for their part in a nine-defendant drug case that included Dr. Robert Rand and Richie West, former manager of Jones-West Ford, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Joshua Ross Green, 34, of Reno and Ryan Daniel Smith, 40, of Carson City each received 20 hours of community service and a $2,000 fine.

U.S. District Judge Miranda Du sentenced Rand to 10 years in prison in November for distribution of a controlled substance and eight years concurrently for manslaughter.

West pleaded guilty to one count of drug conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance for distribution and sentenced to two years in prison. Because of time served in custody he was released Jan. 23 to a drug rehabilitation facility.

Among other defendants, Omar Ahsan Ahmad, 32, Clint Mitchell Bloodworth, 41, Alan Russel Martinez, 60, and Braden Kyle Riley 41 were sentenced to five years probation.

Du is scheduled to sentence the remaining defendant, Kathleen Griffin, 43, on Monday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office secured indictments against nine people in May 2016.

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