A North Carolina man accused of supplying the synthetic drug an Aurora man consumed before fatally crashing his car into a North Aurora home in 2011 has been ordered to spend 2½ years in prison.
Suliman Tanus was sentenced Monday in federal court for one count of distributing a controlled substance analogue.
His prison term, to begin Jan. 15, will be followed by two years of supervised release. The judge also imposed a $1,000 fine and ordered the sentence to run at the same time as one stemming from a similar but separate case initially filed in North Carolina.
Tanus’ co-defendant, Kevin Seydel, was sentenced in June to four years in prison for counts of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and money laundering. He also was ordered to serve two years of supervised release and fined $25,000.
An indictment filed against the two in May 2016 said Seydel operated “Spaced Out Herbz” and “Always 4 Less” in Bettendorf, Iowa, between January 2010 and July 2011 to manufacture drugs for human consumption that were misbranded and sold