Om Shan Tea Owner Sentenced for LSD, MDMA Dealing

As previously reported, Oshan Cook was tried and convicted of conspiring to sell ecstasy, possessing ecstasy with the intent to distribute it, and possessing more than 10 grams of LSD with the intent to distribute it. You may not know Cook’s name off the top of your head but his ultra-zen former establishment might ring a bell. The 35-year-old owned Om Shan Tea in the Mission District.

Om Shan Tea was a mixed bag in itself (just check out the Yelp reviews) but it appears that the food and tea emporium is turning over a new leaf. As Eater reports, the space will soon be turned into gastropub Mission Public. As for Cook himself, he’s been sentenced to over 12 years in prison. As the Ex reports, Cook was one of four people charged during a US DEA drug buy-bust in Oakland that occurred a little over three years ago.

At the time, Cook had about 630 grams of ecstasy and 39.9 grams of liquid LSD, making him the supplier in the deal. An initial mistrial delayed the case and ultimately resulted in a guilty ruling. So far Cook is the only one out of the three whose case went to trial. The other suspects pled guilty. Two were sentenced to 5+ years in prison while another was sentenced to 18 months.

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