- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say two men are behind bars after a drug bust at a Tuscaloosa convenience store turned up nearly $200,000 worth of synthetic marijuana and a large amount of cash.

AL.com reports (https://bit.ly/2ec0Rup) 32-year-old Mahfoodh Alawadi and 55-year-old Naseer Al-Labani are jailed on drug trafficking charges.

Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman Lt. Teena Richardson says the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force carried out a search warrant at the store Wednesday, seizing 2,000 4-gram packages of synthetic marijuana and $24,054 in cash.

Richardson said Alawadi is charged with four counts of trafficking in a synthetic controlled substance and unlawful distribution of a synthetic controlled substance.

Al-Labani is charged with trafficking in a synthetic controlled substance.

The men face bonds totaling over a $1 million each.

Online jail records do not list an attorney for the men.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com


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