A woman busted for dealing synthetic marijuana has pleaded guilty in local court.
After two years of the case being adjudicated, Marikita Simion accepted responsibility for her role in the synthetic marijuana or “Spice” case.
Accepting a deal with the government, Simion pled guilty to the fourth charge contained in the indictment of illegal possession of a schedule one controlled substance as a third-degree felony.
Simion, along with her husband Bantasar Kosi, Dolores John, and Bersiman Heartman were implicated in a Spice drug bust in 2018, after police received a tip from a concerned citizen. Both husband and wife allegedly admitted to dealing Spice out of their residence for about a year, profiting $200 per package of spice.
According to the complaint, inside Simion’s purse, police found a handgun, over $11,000 in cash, and 469 grams of Spice.
As part of her cooperation deal, the charge of illegally possessing a firearm without a firearm identification, possession of an unregistered firearm, and the first charge of possession of a scheduled one controlled substance as a first-degree felony were dismissed.
A sentencing hearing has been set for January, however, this guilty plea means that Simion now faces deportation.