ST LOUIS, MO – Charles Wolfe, 57, from St. Peters, MO was sentenced to 186 months in prison in connection with conspiracy charges involving synthetic drug trafficking and money laundering. Wolfe’s co-defendants Mark Palmer, 47, from Granite City, IL, was sentenced to 168 months in prison and Sam Leinicke, 27 from Arnold, MO was sentenced to 48 months in prison.
According to court documents, Charles Wolfe d/b/a Psychedelic Blur, was a large scale distributor of synthetic cannabinoids also known as “K2” or “incense” and synthetic cathinones also known as “bath salts”. Wolfe distributed these dangerous drugs to customers located throughout the United States. Wolfe had a number of sources of supply, including Mark Palmer who manufactured the synthetic drugs with chemicals imported from China. Wolfe’s other suppliers included, but were not limited to defendants Anwer Rao, from O`Fallon Illinois, Michael Lentsch, from O`Fallon, IL, Brett Beeman, from O`Fallon, MO, Roy Ehrett, from Kansas City, MO and Robert Jaynes, from Indianapolis, IN whom have pled guilty. Samuel Leinicke manufactured the synthetic drugs for a period of time on behalf of Palmer.
After making adjustments for sentencing, Wolfe was responsible for the distribution of the marijuana equivalent of over 481,000 kilograms of marijuana and the laundering of millions of dollars in drug proceeds.
The charges include conspiracy to distribute and possess with