Former Gulfport woman admits conspiring to distribute synthetic drugs in Mississippi

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GULFPORT, Mississippi — A former Mississippi woman has admitted conspiring to distribute synthetic drugs, such as Molly and ingredients to make spice, in Harrison County and elsewhere.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1utWpJ0 ) 27-year-old Roslyn Demetrius Chapman will be sentenced Dec. 1.

A court document identifies the drugs as 4-MEC, similar to Ecstasy and known on the street as Molly and several drugs used to make spice, also known as fake marijuana.

Chapman, who had moved to California, faces maximum penalties of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

She was arrested after indictment April 22 and made her first court appearance in San Diego. The case was then transferred to Gulfport, Mississippi, where she entered her guilty plea on Sept. 2.

The indictment alleges she and 41-year-old Rasheed Ali Muhammad conspired to distribute the substances in Harrison and Jackson counties and in other areas a couple of years starting as early as December 2012.

Court records show Muhammad had planned to change his plea but chose not to. He faces one count of conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden on Monday moved Muhammad's trial to a court calendar that starts Nov. 3.

Muhammad has been serving time on a state forgery conviction in Connecticut since Feb. 19. He was brought to south Mississippi in July and is being held for federal marshals pending prosecution.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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