- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Authorities say an Alexandria convenience store has had its alcohol and tobacco permits suspended after a November operation by state agents found more than 560 packages of synthetic marijuana being sold at the store.

On Nov. 20, The Town Talk reports (https://townta.lk/1jpEYpQ ) the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control conducted a joint operation with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office and Alexandria and Pineville police departments, checking local convenience stores for “possible drug activity.”

Officials say a canine with the state agency detected synthetic marijuana at King City #2. Agents found about 566 packages that later tested positive.

Alexandria police arrested Hashem Aldalaly, Samuel Washington Jr., and Mamoon Sadek Mohamed, all from Alexandria. All three were booked with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. Aldalaly also was booked with the illegal carrying of firearms in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

The state agency suspended the store’s alcohol and tobacco permits on Jan. 15.


Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com

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