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Former Employee Of Forty Fort GM Foodmart Store Pleads Guilty To Synthetic Marijuana Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2014

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 26-year-old New Jersey resident who worked at a GM Foodmart store in Kingston, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute synthetic marijuana before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the defendant, Manjinder Singh, also known as “Mintu,” admitted that he conspired with others to distribute synthetic marijuana from the store during January 2012 through July 2012.  

     The charge against Singh resulted from an investigation by the IRS Criminal Investigative Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Pennsylvania State Police.

     Singh faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. No date for sentencing was scheduled.

     The owner of the GM Foodmart store, Mastan Mathan, previously pleaded guilty to participating in a money laundering conspiracy connected to the sale of synthetic marijuana. He is waiting sentencing.

     The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

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