Man gets 3-year sentence for selling bath salts
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 30, 2013 8:34AM
MUNCIE, Ind. — The former manager of a central Indiana convenience store has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in selling synthetic drugs known commonly as bath salts.
Phulbir “Mike” Singh, 28, apologized for his actions Monday before he was sentenced.
The Star Press reports Singh pleaded guilty in March to corrupt business influence in exchange for prosecutors dropping five other charges.
Singh was one of eight men arrested last June after authorities raided Muncie-area convenience stores selling bath salts and spice, which mimic other controlled substances.
Authorities say that Singh, a native of India, will likely be taken into custody by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and deported rather than serving his sentence in Indiana.