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fraud schemes out of convenience stores via Diversity’s Darkside.
Amin Ali Saleh, 36, 6 North Holman Street, was arrested and preliminary charged with Possession of Synthetic Marijuana, Possession of a look-a-like Substance, Dealing in Synthetic Marijuana and for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
According to Corporal Travis Thickstun of the Indiana State Excise Police, officers from his department, along with officers from the Peru Police Department served a search a warrant at Peru Stop & Go (BP), 452 W. Main Street, Peru, today looking for evidence related to the sale of counterfeit goods.
“What turned into a four-month investigation into counterfeit drugs and drugs sales,” Thickstun said in his press release, “began when officers saw what appeared to be counterfeit merchandise in the store in November 2013.”
Metro Police said Rum Wholesale at 1305 Dickerson Pike was deemed a public nuisance for repeated distribution of synthetic opiates.
The owner, 40-year-old Mohammed Amer, was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of counterfeit controlled substances with intent to sell. He will also be charged with felony tampering.
On March 17, three convenience stores in Nashville were shut down for allegedly selling liquid relaxation shots that contained mitragynine, a chemical specifically banned by Tennessee law because of its opiate characteristics.
At that time, the stores, which included Discount Tobacco & Beer on Robinson Road, Madison Discount Tobacco & Beer on N. Gallatin Pike, and Litton’s Corner Market on Gallatin Pike, were declared public nuisances and padlocked by order of the court.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Rum Wholesale was a supplier of the liquid shots. When they went to the business on March 17, they found an employee, 27-year-old Rabea Aldheleai, loading boxes of the illegal liquid shots into a BMW.
LARGO — Three men were arrested Friday after what police said was a long undercover investigation into the sale of narcotics and the illegal trafficking of Electronic Benefit Transfer (food stamp) cards at a local convenience store.
On Friday morning, city police, fire and code enforcement officers along with state Department of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco agents and fraud officials raided the store, seizing drugs and illegally traded EBT cards.
They also arrested three men: Ibrahim Saraeb, 47; Amad Almadanali, 47, and Ali Saraeb-Perez, 25, on drug, counterfeiting and fraud charges.