Reno man found guilty of distributing synthetic drugs

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Updated: 2/07/2014 5:41 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) – A Northern Nevada man has been convicted in the first federal jury trial involving synthetic drugs in Nevada.

Iqbal Singh-Sidhu, 33, was convicted on Thursday, of 16 counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute or Distribution of Controlled Substances involving synthetic drugs commonly referred to as "spice". Singh-Sidhu was originally charged and arrested in March 2013.

On Feb. 5, 2013, federal search warrants were executed at his business, Grab n Go Food n Liquors, located at 1801 West 4th Street, in Reno, and at his residence located at 3100-block of Platte River Drive. The overall street value of the “spice” recovered at these premises was approximately $20,000.

Singh-Sidhu also unlawfully maintained the business of Grab n Go Food n Liquors for the purpose of distributing “spice” with these controlled substances. 

“Purchasing and using these compounds is extremely dangerous and can be equated to playing Russian roulette,” said U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden. “The chemicals used to make the drugs are continually altered and the substance you get one day will not be the same one you get the next day. Persons, including youth, are increasingly ingesting these dangerous combinations of chemicals."

Singh-Sidhu faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine on each count. He is scheduled to be sentenced in Reno on June 9.
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dodger - 2/11/2014 7:34 AM
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I know who this lowlife is this jerk has been doing this for years y did it take so long. I know two young girls he tried to grab six years ago he even tried to give my wife the wrong change. then called her dirty names went over there and the law wanted to but me in jail. I am not the only person that the law did this to one person went to jail. because he went over there.and complained about this man that tried to grab and feel his girlfriend...I still don't understand??y the law did not want to do nothing to this jerk but when u call and complain want to treat the complainer like the criminal?? so long this went on

FreewayFlyer - 2/8/2014 2:26 PM
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Wasn't this the same place where another of these Ali-Pashas was arrested for fondling 12-14 year-old girls last summer?

Kramer - 2/7/2014 5:16 PM
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wouldn't it be "nice" if my "spice" was the Same, day-in and day-out?

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