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Indian-American drug trafficker sentenced to 33 months in jail

Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Posted: June 29, 2014 8:42 pm

A 34-year-old Indian-American has been sentenced to 33 months in jail and ordered to forfeit nearly USD 500,000 for distributing designer drugs in the US state of Pennsylvania.

Amerjit Singh Grewal from Lancaster will spend 33 months in a prison for distributing bath salts and synthetic marijuana, The Sentinel reported.

He was sentenced in US District Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to the unlawful distribution of bath salts.

Grewal obtained large quantities of bath salts and synthetic marijuana and then distributed the drugs to be sold in convenience stores and gas stations, according to federal prosecutors.

He allegedly sold almost a half-kilogramme of bulk bath salts to an undercover officer in the parking lot of a gas station near Grantville in March 2012.

US District Court Judge Yvette Kane also ordered Grewal to forfeit approximately USD 500,000 seized by investigators from bank accounts held by Grewal and a co-defendant, Kulwinder Singh Grewal, who has not been sentenced, the report said.

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