Six more arrests made in "Black Magic" raids

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Six more people have been arrested on charges they sold illegal "Black Magic" in Onslow County.

On Friday, authorities raided 18 tobacco or vape businesses and arrested one man.

Jacksonville police, Onslow County deputies and NCIS began an investigation back in October after there were more than 40 medical emergencies with symptoms ranging from hallucinations, loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, chest pains, disorientation, and loss of memory.

"Black Magic", along with "Pure Magic", "White Knight", Black Diamond" and "Zen" tested positive for containing an indazole carboxamide, which is a Schedule I controlled substance, according to police.

The latest arrests are:

Walid Hasson – arrested at OJ's Tobacco & Vapor
Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver Schedule I (5-fluro ADB)
Manufacture Schedule I
Maintain a dwelling
Possession drug paraphernalia
Bond: $22,500

Zakarya Mashrah – arrested at Hubert Tobacco
Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver Schedule I (5-fluro ADB)
Maintain a dwelling
Possession drug paraphernalia
Bond: $15,000

Ghamdan Al Muluiki – arrested at Speedy's Drive Thru
Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver Schedule I (5-fluro ADB)
Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver Schedule VI
Felony conspiracy
Bond: $12,000

Yunus Hassan - arrested at Speedy's Drive Thru
Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver Schedule I (5-fluro ADB)
Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver Schedule VI
Felony conspiracy
Bond: $10,000

Sameer Alzaokari – arrested at Nash Market
Possession drug paraphernalia
Possession drug paraphernalia not for marijuana
Possession up to ½ ounce of marijuana
Possession of Schedule I
Bond: $11,000

Adbulmalek Al-Sabhi - arrested at Super Fast Drive Thru
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule I (5-fluro ADB)
Felony conspiracy
Maintaining a dwelling
Maintaining within 1000 feet of park
Possession drug paraphernalia
ICE detainer
Bond: $55,000

Items seized include 454 packages of controlled substances, and nearly $400,000 in cash.

Deputies say more arrests are pending in the case.


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Eighteen businesses were raided today in Jacksonville and Onslow County as authorities investigate "Black Magic" possibly being sold at the businesses.

"Black Magic" is a type of vape oil that police say contains illegal substances.

Most of the businesses raided are tobacco or vape businesses. This as the U.S. Attorney's Office says one man has been arrested in the case.

Jacksonville police, Onslow County deputies and NCIS began an investigation back in October after there were more than 40 medical emergencies with symptoms ranging from hallucinations, loss of consciousness, difficulty breathing, chest pains, disorientation, and loss of memory.

"Black Magic", along with "Pure Magic", "White Knight", Black Diamond" and "Zen" tested positive for containing an indazole carboxamide, which is a Schedule I controlled substance, according to police.

The businesses in Onslow County raided today are:

Tobacco Leaf- 343 Western Blvd, Jacksonville
Sahara Hookah Lounge- 917 N. Marine Blvd, Jacksonville
Speedy's Drive Thru- 357 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville
Prince Tobacco- 1796 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville
Moe's Mart- 2105 Belgrade Swansboro Rd, Maysville
Highlands Tobacco- 835 Piney Green Rd, Jacksonville
OJ's Tobacco & Vapor- 8900 Richlands Hwy, Richlands
One Stop Shop- 501 Corbin Ave, Jacksonville
Nash Market- 237 New River Dr, Jacksonville
Highway 24 Tobacco- 1448 W. Corbett Ave, Swansboro
Drive Thru Mini Mart- 2729 Commerce Rd, Jacksonville
J& N Grocery- 1142 Beulaville Hwy, Richlands
Sun House Vapor 7 Tobacco- 2840 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville
Hubert Tobacco- 393 Hubert Blvd, Hubert
Super-Fast Drive Thru- 1005 N. Marine Blvd, Jacksonville
Expressway Mini Mart- 1261 gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville
Reid's Mart- 461 Hubert Blvd, Hubert
Best Exxon- 2945 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville

Four businesses were also raided in Fayetteville.

The feds say Akram Abdel-Aziz has been arrested on drug charges. The 50-year-old man is accused of possession with intent to distribute a quantity of 5F-ADB, a synthetic cannabinoid listed as a Schedule I controlled substance.

Prosecutors say the illegal liquid vaporizer has been sold at vape shops in Onslow, Craven, Wilson, Cumberland, New Hanover, and Pamlico counties.

Authorities have not clarified at which businesses drugs were found, we're told that specific information is expected to be released next week.


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Multiple police agencies this afternoon are showing up at tobacco stores across Onslow County.

The investigation involves state Alcohol Law Enforcement agents, Jacksonville police, Onslow County deputies and agents from NCIS.

Authorities are not saying exactly what the nature of the investigation is at this time.

Among the locations involved are Kings Tobacco on Indian Drive in Jacksonville, ATM Express on Gum Branch Road in Jacksonville, and Tobacco Leaf on Western Blvd.