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Columbia coffee shop owner sentenced for dealing marijuana

The owner of Coffee Zone in downtown Columbia is going to federal prison for his role dealing more than a hundred pounds of marijuana.

Osama Yanis, 49, got a four-year sentence on Monday.

Officers found 72 pounds of weed in a crate mailed to Yanis’s house in February 2018. They also found more marijuana, guns, and tens of thousands of dollars in cash in the house.

Yanis’s son, Nader, has already started serving a two-year sentence for his role in the drug dealing. He was sentenced in July 2019.

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