John Tebbetts pleads GUILTY!

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Cortland, NY

#1 Dec 19, 2012
SYRACUSE, N.Y.(WKTV)- The Rome man who owns the Tebb's Headshop chain throughout Central New York has pleaded guilty in federal court to the sale of bath salts.

John Tebbetts, 33, of Rome, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Federal Court in Syracuse to possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances, controlled substance analogues, and engaging in a monetary transaction in property derived from specified unlawful activity.

As part of his plea, Tebbetts admitted to owning several Tebbs Head shops in Central New York and Maine, including Syracuse, Oneida, Utica and Herkimer. He also admitted using a warehouse on East Dominick Street in Rome to store the controlled substances.

Tebbetts admitted that he possessed synthetic cannibinoids, commonly referred to as "Spice" or "K2", and marketed by Tebbetts as 'Legal Phunk,' with the intent to distribute the products. Authorities say he also admitted to possessing synthetic cathinones, commonly known as "Bath salts", and distributed by Tebbetts as 'Clear' and 'Amped,' with the intent to distribute them and intending that they be used for human consumption.

He also admitted to purchasing a 2012 motor home for more than $157,000 with cash proceeds from his illegal sale of those products.

Tebbetts now faces up to a twenty year term of imprisonment on each of five drug counts, up to ten years for a single money laundering count and a fine of up to $5,250,000. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 29, 2013 in U.S. District Court.

As part of his plea, Tebbetts also agreed to forfeit $314,000 in cash along with six vehicles, including the motor home, a 2004 Toyota Scion, 2009 Cadillac CTS, two 2005 GMC trucks, and a 2009 Arctic Cat and trailer.

DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell stated,

"This is a prime example of adult drug dealers luring our youth into dangerous and deadly drug use," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell. "Bath salts are marketed as innocuous to teens who will try this dangerous drug sold in head shops and not sold by the corner drug dealer. However, Tebbetts is a drug dealer, disguised as a business selling Bath salts, Spice and K2 over the counter, knowing full well these controlled substances would be ingested by teens and young adults. DEA is committed to increasing the awareness of the dangers of these man made drugs that have zero legitimate use - using synthetic cathinones just one time may be your last time."

U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian praised the investigative agencies for their efforts.

"The dangers to public health and to police officers responding to those under the influence of bath salts that we witnessed this past summer has been significantly reduced due to the hard work and commitment of these law enforcement agencies," Hartunian said.
so what

New York, NY

#2 Dec 19, 2012
so whats he gonna get, Anyone hear?
karma is a b

Charlotte, NC

#3 Dec 19, 2012
Too bad they didn't get his flunkies who are still delivering that stuff like pizza still today justin Gillette still peddles that dope door to door for him loser
buh bye johnnie

Chittenango, NY

#4 Dec 19, 2012
up to 30 years. he'll do at least 10.
$5 mil in fines. he'll lose everything at sentencing and not live long enough to pay the rest. where is that genius who said johnny would never do a day? where is that dill hole who cried "how come they're only pickin' on johnny"? merry christmas!(to society) johnnie's goin' to jail!
Hey

Rome, NY

#5 Dec 19, 2012
buh bye johnnie wrote:
up to 30 years. he'll do at least 10.
$5 mil in fines. he'll lose everything at sentencing and not live long enough to pay the rest. where is that genius who said johnny would never do a day? where is that dill hole who cried "how come they're only pickin' on johnny"? merry christmas!(to society) johnnie's goin' to jail!
Buh Bye Tim!
what

New York, NY

#6 Dec 19, 2012
what about his punk friends and exemployees that opened up another shop still doing the dealing of drugs. We all know what store that is and who's involved, surprised none of them were busted
Romer

Syracuse, NY

#7 Dec 19, 2012
what wrote:
what about his punk friends and exemployees that opened up another shop still doing the dealing of drugs. We all know what store that is and who's involved, surprised none of them were busted
NAme the store....
RJ

Rome, NY

#8 Dec 19, 2012
Romer wrote:
<quoted text>NAme the store....
Lol why so u can go get some you loser
ward

Rome, NY

#9 Dec 20, 2012
To bad he is not going to State Prison. State max's alot harder than a White collar federal prison.
rome boy

Watertown, NY

#10 Dec 20, 2012
Hey wrote:
<quoted text>
Buh Bye Tim!
Tim who?
rome boy

Watertown, NY

#11 Dec 20, 2012
tim who?
tebbs going bye bye haha

Rome, NY

#12 Dec 20, 2012
he will have to have a colostimy bag by the time he gets out, his ass will be so tore up that he wont even be able to look at mexican food!!!, hey johnie bubbas meat is way bigger than your girls fingers so you better be ready, we all heard her tell her friends when she was drunk that you like your prostate tickled, whats that atrick you learned last time you were (in the can)!!!
RJ

Rome, NY

#13 Dec 20, 2012
tebbs going bye bye haha wrote:
he will have to have a colostimy bag by the time he gets out, his ass will be so tore up that he wont even be able to look at mexican food!!!, hey johnie bubbas meat is way bigger than your girls fingers so you better be ready, we all heard her tell her friends when she was drunk that you like your prostate tickled, whats that atrick you learned last time you were (in the can)!!!
Feds is like a fantasy resort compared to state prison bro ain't nothing like that going on
Yupppp

Utica, NY

#14 Dec 20, 2012
He will be going to State Prison. Under contract with the state those convicted of federal Crimes will go to State Prison unless it is a White Collar Crime.
The White Muslim

New York, NY

#15 Dec 20, 2012
He already paid for protection I put the word out.Only thing he has to worry about is running his operation from the inside.He's lucky I joined the nation by the way anyone know where I could get some Pig feet's from?
rat

New York, NY

#16 Dec 20, 2012
He ratted,no really. Why you think the defense said he gets no more than how many months under 5years, because he was looking at 14-15years. He ratted. Now all his nitch friends should of been bustedtoo running drugs out in their new Rome storefrot. Everyone knows what shop
Jane

Rome, NY

#17 Dec 20, 2012
too funny, do you really think that he pleaded no contest without a major concession to hi sentencing. He will serve less than 5 years of whatever term he gets. AND I am sure that he will continue to do busines from jail with the stockpile of monies he has hidden for his eventual release.
Once a crook....always a crook!
Seriously

United States

#18 Dec 20, 2012
Dear John, I am writing to inform you that this relationship is over. We are tired of you thriving off the demise of our youth. Your total disregard for the health and safety of the kids that frequent your stores is a clear sign that you have no remorse for your crimes. You put profits and your own greed ahead of the well being of children. Your employees also have no morals or care for the patrons of your stores. The state of NY has spoken and as a Resident of the city of Rome I have sat by far too long watching you poison our youth as a drug dealer on W Embargo ST and then In your head shops. You deserve the maximum penalty the courts can give you. You have no remorse so you deserve no mercy. I only hope that when you read this you understand that what you have done is much worse then you think it is. You are a smug, arrogant, cocky individual who has finally been brought back down to reality. You are a convict John. That is tour reality now. It is about time you have been stopped from spreading your filth in our streets. GOOD RIDDANCE.
Head Busta

Brighton, MA

#19 Dec 20, 2012
Hey John..... heard you got a shank headed for your heart in prison! Kill yourself scum it is the only dignified thing you can do.
Heather going BBC 4 ever.....
Yupppp

Utica, NY

#20 Dec 20, 2012
Should start a petition for the Judge to sentence him to the maximum possible by law. Enough signatures and the Judge just might go for it.

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