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Army vet sent to prison for running Molly ring with strippers, a DJ and a porn star

Disgraced Army vet Jorge Ramon Hernandez in a selfie.

Disgraced Army vet Jorge Ramon Hernandez in a selfie.  (Instagram)

A U.S. Army vet was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for his role overseeing one of the most prosperous Molly drug rings in Miami history.

Jorge Ramon Hernandez, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan as an Arabic-speaking translator, was the head of a vast group that included strippers, a well-known DJ, and a couple of porn stars, the Miami Herald reported.

The ring was accused of importing from China hundreds of kilos of the synthetic drugs methylone and ethylone – marketed as Molly – for retail in South Florida clubs.

According to the Herald, Molly profits in the area range between $30,000 to $40,000 a kilo.

Thanks in part to his military career, but mostly because he agreed to go undercover and help bust 13 drug dealers, the judge whittled Hernandez’s sentence down from a possible 10 years to just four.  

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Hernandez, a Cuban-American and University of Miami alum, joined the military after 9/11.

The 37-year-old tatted-up vet served the country for seven years and left the Army after fracturing two discs while rappelling down from a helicopter in Afghanistan. A failed career as a fitness instructor/bodybuilder followed and, allegedly as a consequence of his post–traumatic stress disorder, he eventually was drawn to the high-stakes life of Miami club drug dealing.

Police say Hernandez ran the Molly enterprise with his business partner and friend, Matthew Anich, a U.S. Marine. They ordered drugs through Chinese websites, which would be delivered via U.S. mail and private delivery businesses.

According to the Miami Herald, the authorities were initially tipped off in September 2012 following an incident with Anich’s girlfriend, Blanca Cabrera Diaz, known by her porn star name, Selena Rose — police were called when Rose climbed on Anich’s Porsche naked.

After being charged with domestic battery and possession of cocaine, she gave investigators all the info they needed to unravel her boyfriend’s extensive drug business, eventually leading them to Hernandez and the rest of the gang.

It would take three years and the cooperation of many for the feds to bring down the Miami Molly drug-traffickers and their cohorts.

In all, over a dozen people have been convicted in the case, including two of Hernandez’s ex-girlfriends who are being charged with helping him wire money to China, pack the chemicals in pill capsules and retrieve packages.

According to YourEDM, DJ Chino, a resident DJ for Club Space in downtown Miami, was also involved in the ring operation and is currently doing time in federal prison for dealing.

One defendant, Mario Melton, remains to be sentenced. He is the son of Miami-Dade lobbyist Eston “Dusty” Melton.

Also sentenced was Ashly Sue Morales, 26, a former adult film star, one of Hernandez’s former girlfriends, and the wife of another defendant, Josue Morales, who is now on the run. Morales was sentenced to three years.

Additionally, Judge Moreno sentenced Seth Daniel Murry, 28, the son of two Miami-Dade corrections officers. Murry is charged with wiring money and picking up packages of Molly. He was sentenced to 50 months in prison.

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