Waterbury Man Sentenced for Selling Date Rape Drug in Connecticut

Hatem Salem, 46, of Waterbury, was sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing GHB, which is known as the date rape drug, and other controlled substances, federal authorities said Tuesday afternoon.

Salem was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service while on supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from March 2011 to October 2013, Salem ordered gallons of GBL, Ketamine and other controlled substances from China, Pakistan and other locations.

GBL (Gamma-Butyrolactone) is used to produce GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate), which is commonly known as the “date rape drug.”

Salem then converted the GBL to GHB and sold it, along with other controlled substances, to fellow body builders and to nightclub and bar patrons at various locations in Connecticut and New Jersey. The investigation also revealed that Salem sold GHB, “Molly,” cocaine, Adderall and other controlled substances.

Salem has been detained since his arrest on October 31, 2013. On August 24, 2015, he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful importation of a listed chemical (GBL) with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

Salem also has a past criminal record including federal convictions for distributing steroids and GHB in New York and Connecticut. In 2003 he received a five-year prison sentence, and he was later arrested in 2012 for attempting to fill a fraudulent prescription at a pharmacy in Ansonia.

Source: http://patch.com/connecticut/naugatuck/waterbury-man-sentenced-selling-date-rape-drug-connecticut-0

Leave a comment

%d bloggers like this: