SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — A Bay Area man has pleaded guilty to counterfeiting Xanax pills for more than a year and laundering his profits using foreign banks.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 27-year-old Antoine King, of Oakland, changed his plea on Tuesday as part of an agreement in which he admitted to making and selling fake Xanax pills. He faces a sentence of up to 35 years in prison.READ MORE: Cal Fire Confirms Estrada Fire Sparked by Controlled Burn, Holding at 150 Acres; Evacuations Ordered
Prosecutors say King had been selling the drugs from 2014 to 2015 and originally had 33 charges with four co-defendants.READ MORE: Car Fleeing CHP Causes AC Transit Bus to Plow Into Oakland Home
Under the agreement, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, trafficking in a counterfeit drug and conspiracy to commit international money laundering.MORE NEWS: Marin County Judge Tentatively Rejects Cutting Inmate Crowding at San Quentin
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