Connecticut man sentenced 120 years in prison for distributing synthetic drugs in South Miss.


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GULFPORT, Mississippi — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for trafficking spice online.

The Sun-Herald ( reports a federal judge sentenced 42-year-old Rasheed Ali Muhammad on Monday. The Bridgeport resident also was ordered to pay more than $121,000 in restitution to the U.S. Postal Service.

Muhammad was convicted in January. Drug enforcement agents in Gulfport say they tracked down spice being sold in South Mississippi to Muhammad more than two years ago, which started the investigation.

Prosecutors say Muhammad began ordering chemicals to make spice and bath salts from manufacturers in China in 2012. He marketed the illegal drugs on websites in the U.S. and shipped them through fraudulent UPS accounts.

Co-defendant Rosyln Chapman was sentenced in January to more than 16 years in prison for her role.

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