A suburban mom has taken down a drug ring who she claims to have lost her son to. “I always felt like he was by my side helping me,” said Karen Dobner of her 19-year-old son, Max Dobner.
In 2011, after being sold a synthetic marijuana the boy suffered hallucinations and a panic attack after taking a form of and drove 100 mph into a house, accidentally killing himself.
According to Karen Dobner, Ruby Moshin is responsible as he sold Max and his friend a product called iAroma a hybrid marijuana made of mushroom leaves sprayed with chemicals. The teens bought it in 2011 at a store Moshin owned in a mall at Aurora, a Chicago suburb.
“I don’t know what kind of mother sells drugs in the mall to kids.”
Moshinmade no comments at the courthouse during her sentencing for selling iAroma, Investigators discovered that she had bought more than 1,000 packets of iAroma to sell out of the store, calling it potpourri.
“Nobody buys potpourri by the gram $20 a gram,” said an angry Dobner.
Dobner had looked for justice for seven years following her son’s death. She fought to take down the manufacturing, and distribution organisation of iAroma peddlers.
Dobner said that CBS2 Chicago helped her cause.
“The CBS investigation started everything rolling.”
The station sent an investigative team undercover and gathered evidence that even months after Max Dobner’s death, Moshin was still selling the product. The Police also made undercover trades with the cartel.
“She continued to sell, and that’s why she’s going to prison,” Dobner said.
Dobner hired an Attorney Shawn Collins, who said
“Through our investigation, we learned that there was literally a nationwide distribution network North Carolina, Iowa, Texas, Louisiana.”
Four people have been indicted for Max’s death. Three, including Moshin, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute synthetic drugs.
A fourth, a wholesaler, pleaded guilty to intentionally distributing drugs in Illinois, North Carolina and Louisiana.
Dobner said although she has apprehended those responsible she would trade everything to have him back. Dobner has for several years warned people about the dangers of synthetic marijuana, which can be 800 times stronger than normal marijuana and is especially dangerous because the ingredients used are unknown.
Moshin will serve two years in federal prison