3 arrested in synthetic pot bust at Raleigh convenience store
by WNCN Staff
RALEIGH, N.C. -
Alcohol Law Enforcement busted a Raleigh convenience store
Tuesday for selling synthetic marijuana.
Special agents with ALE arrested three people Tuesday after
receiving complaints that Capital Food Mart, located at 2929 Capital Blvd., was
selling synthetic marijuana.
"We take complaints of ABC-permitted businesses selling
illegal drugs very seriously in North Carolina," ALE Director B.W. Collier
said. "These problem, ABC-permitted outlets are ALE's first
The owner of the store, 44-year-old Manisha Yogeshkumar
Patel of Cary, is charged with selling synthetic cannabinoids, possessing with
intent to sell and deliver synthetic cannabinoids, and maintaining a building
for the purpose of keeping and selling a controlled substance.
Patel is also charged with possessing with the intent to
sale less than 100 unauthorized sound recordings which did not contain the true
name or address of manufacturer, unauthorized possession of spirituous liquor,
and possessing for sale any alcoholic beverage without first obtaining the
applicable ABC permit and revenue licenses.
Employees Karanjit Singh Sahota, 30, and Ami Natvarlal
Patel, 29, were also arrested on charges of selling synthetic cannabinoids, and
possessing with intent to sell and deliver synthetic cannabinoids.
The arrests came after agents seized multiple packages of
synthetic cannabinoids, four bottles of spirituous liquor, four bottles of
unfortified wine, 90 counterfeit CDs and $493 in United States currency on Jan.
Synthetic marijuana became an illegal schedule VI controlled
substance in June 2011.
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:43:09 GMT
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