Mohsen Youssefinejad, of Lake Forest, California was sentenced to four years in state prison for smuggling opium into Orange County.
Youssefinejad, was convicted by a jury of two felonies, which included bringing into Orange County 14 pounds of opium, concealed in picture the frames.
Youssenfinejad was receiving crates containing picture frames from out of the country. Customs officials intercepted the shipments, discovered the opium and contacted law enforcement officers. Law enforcement set up on Youssenfinejads business in Lake Forest to see if he would sign for the packages and when he did, he was arrested.
Judge Daniel McNerney sentenced Youssenfinejad to 4 years in prison while Deputy District Attorney Nikki Chambers asked the judge to sentence him to the maximum, 6 years and 8 months.