DALLAS (December 3, 2013) Four former fraternity brothers at Southern Methodist University have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a North Texas hydroponic marijuana ring.
Nearly a dozen Dallas-area houses had been used to grow and distribute marijuana since 2004, investigators said.
A federal judge sentenced Louis Michael Olerio, Jr. to two years in prison.
Olerio pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Jeremy Cash McElroy pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Eric Irving Love and Jeffrey Scott Gannon both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to maintain drug-involved premises.
Love was sentenced to 2½ years in prison and Gannon received a 27-month prison sentence.
Investigators didn't immediately identify the fraternity.
Another man, Brian Edward Deloney, pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug-involved premise and was sentenced to 1½ years in prison.