A Buffalo-area man faces a maximum of 20 years in prison following his guilty plea on a charge of possessing, with intent to sell, synthetic marijuana, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Salleh Dubaishi, 43, was encountered with the drugs in November 2015 during a routine inspection of tobacco and cigarette inventory, conducted by state Department of Taxation and Finance inspectors at Pyramid Express HSD, a convenience store on Hoyt Street on the West Side, prosecutors said.
The state inspectors recovered 529 packages of suspected synthetic cannabinoids.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the packages were turned over to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations for analysis, which confirmed Dubaishi had possessed and offered for retail sale AB-FUBINACA and XLR-11, which are Schedule I controlled substances.
Dubaishi is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 13 before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr.