California Woman Pleads Guilty in K2 Scheme in Missouri

Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A California woman has admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute more than $6.6 million in synthetic drugs known as K2 in Missouri.

Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Sheila Marie Nawaz, of Roseville, California, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud from December 2012, to July 2015.

Nawaz was the president of eComm Organix, Inc., a California distributor of “novelty products.” eComm Organix bought K2 from other businesses then distributed them to retail customers throughout the U.S. through the postal system.

Nawaz admitted she made over $806,000 during the scheme. eComm Organiz mailed 2,359 packages of K2 to customers in Missouri. The packages were labeled as incense, aroma therapy or potpourri.

Nawaz is one of eight co-defendants who have pleaded guilty in the conspiracy.

There is no word on if this case is related to the more than 100 overdoses on synthetic marijuana in downtown St. Louis, last year.

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