A Macomb County man will spend at least a year in prison after he was convicted of distributing the synthetic drug K2 and other illegal drugs from his family businesses.
Derick Dabish, 32, was sentenced in Macomb County Circuit Court after he pleaded no contest to charges related to illegal activity at his family’s businesses, Citgo gas station and the nearby Woodstock Smoke Shop, both located on Van Dyke Avenue in Shelby Township, the Detroit Free Press reports.
The sentences handed down by Judge Mark Switalski included:
Delivering and manufacturing a controlled substance: 18 months to seven years prison.
Possession of a controlled substance: 18 months to four years in prison
Maintaining a drug house: One to two years in prison.
Switalski gave him credit for 356 days in the county jail.
Three more members of the family will appear in court Nov. 13 to face related charges. They include David Dabish, 40; Audrick Dabish, 19; Dedrick Dabish, 18, and his mother, Faize Dabish, 64, — have court dates Nov. 13 in circuit court.
K2 is a synthetic marijuana linked to hallucinations, seizures, elevated health rates and, in some cases, death.Michigan lawmakers banned the substance in 2012 and took a zero-tolerance approach to businesses that were selling it. The new law placed synthetic drugs in the Schedule I category and made its distribution and possession a felony offense.