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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 24, 2014

Troy Man Sentenced to 33 Months for Conspiring to Distribute Synthetic Marijuana

Received Packages of Synthetic Marijuana by Mail

ALBANY, NEW YORK – BAKHT KHAN, age 46, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for conspiring to distribute synthetic marijuana, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Field Division, Inspector in Charge Shelly Binkowski, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, and Rensselaer County Sheriff Jack Mahar.

KHAN was arrested in January 2013 after he received two boxes containing synthetic marijuana that were sent to him through the mail. As part of his July 28, 2014 guilty plea, KHAN admitted that he intended to distribute the synthetic marijuana to customers in Troy.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey C. Coffman.

Updated February 10, 2015