A man in the supply chain of synthetic marijuana smoked by an Aurora teen who died after crashing his car after using the substance must report to federal prison by Jan. 15.
When Suliman Tanus pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled substance analogue, two other counts from his 2016 indictment were dismissed. His plea states he knowingly and intentionally distributed a substance containing synthetic marijuana knowing it was intended for human consumption in both Aurora and North Carolina.
Cigar Box owner Ruby Mohsin and employee Mohammad Khan both pleaded guilty in February agreements to conspiracy to distribute the drug, which Aurora college student Max Dobner, 19, bought at the store inside the Fox Valley Mall in 2011 and smoked with a friend before he crashed his car, ultimately driving into a North Aurora house. Mohsin and Khan each face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Judge Charles Norgle Sr. has been handling their cases.
Mohsin’s sentencing began in November and is scheduled to resume Jan. 4. Khan had been scheduled for