Police arrest 10 with drug-related offenses in Tuesday's market raids

Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 6:15pm
Staff reports

Ten storeowners or clerks were arrested during Tuesday’s police raids targeting the sale of synthetic drugs.

Aesha Khadijah Randolph, Mina Maher Saleeb, Amber Taylor, Candice White, Maged Yanny, Ali Zahir, George Mikhail Aziz, Samir Labib Mekhaiel, Abdel Shehed Potros Said and Nadir Waheeb were all charged with drug-related offenses.

Nine of the arrests directly resulted from the execution of padlocking orders on 11 convenience stores. During raids, police found illegal substances, drug paraphernalia and legend drugs without a prescription.

Taylor’s arrest stemmed from an undercover operation at a Toke-N-Roll market on June 7. Taylor allegedly told an undercover officer that a synthetic drug, TRiP, mimicked the effects of acid, and then sold the officer one TRiP pill, three grams of BANG BANG synthetic drugs and one cyclone rolling tube. Taylor is charged with a felony drug offense.

On Thursday morning, the District Attorney’s Office was working with various storeowners on agreements that would lift the padlock orders from the stores in exchange for a court injunction disallowing the sale of synthetic drugs in the stores.

As of Thursday, those charged had hearings before a judge scheduled for next Monday.

3 Comments on this post:

By: RTungsten on 7/13/12 at 9:59

They should shut down these stores for good.

By: MetalMan on 7/13/12 at 12:25

The Man busted in my store and closed me up,
Took my incense, beef jerky and some other stuff.
They did the same thing to Achmed, Abdul and Aban,
I guess we should have stayed in Pakistan.

By: Vuenbelvue on 7/15/12 at 8:35

In Pakistan, they may have dragged you out to the parking lot and shoot you for selling these type of drugs. They most likely wuld for selling cigarettes, smoking papers, alcohol and pornography. Oh, an everyone is waiting for you to explain how you didn't know what it was. I guess Allah forgives that and its not kefir if you are selling it to non believers.