Man Gets Five Years for Mailing Marijuana to Illinois
A 24-year-old California man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a marijuana delivery scheme that prosecutors say also involved his parents in Illinois.
Prosecutors allege Nicholas A. Salemi shipped about five pounds of marijuana from California to Kane County, Illinois, through the postal service earlier this year. He pleaded guilty last week to unlawful delivery of cannabis, a Class 1 felony.
Prosectuors allege Salemi's parents, Anthony and Gina Salemi of St. Charles, received money from the sale of the marijuana. They are charged with money laundering. Their next court appearance is set for Dec. 4 in Kane County.
Salemi's defense attorney, James Casement, tells the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that his client says his parents had nothing to do with the scheme.