SCRANTON — A citizen of India who formerly worked at a Kingston food store has been sentenced to two years’ probation or his role in a conspiracy to distribute synthetic marijuana, U.S. Attorney Peter Smith said Thursday.
Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik handed down the sentence against Manjinder Singh, also known as “Mintu,” who now lives in New Jersey.
Smith said Singh, 26, previously admitted that he conspired with others to distribute synthetic marijuana from a GM Foodmart store from January 2012 to July of 2012.
Kosik ordered Singh to spend the first four months of his sentence on home confinement with electronic monitoring, Smith said.
The owner of the GM Foodmart store, Mastan Mathan, previously pleaded guilty to participating in a money laundering conspiracy connected to the sale of synthetic marijuana. He is awaiting sentencing.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.