Onslow County Store Owner Arrested, Accused With Selling "Spice"

The owner of a store suspected of selling the banned synthetic marijuana known as spice has been arrested.

The Onslow County Sheriff's has been looking for 51-year-old Jameel Almerisi since last Friday when they busted King's Drive Thru on Gum Branch Road and seized 40 packages of spice. Almerisi was arrested at an apartment in Greenville Tuesday. He's being held in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond.

One other person has already been arrested and authorities expect to make more arrests.


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  • by Disappointed USA Location: Greenville on Mar 23, 2012 at 05:57 AM
    Why arrest anyone? The head shops have tobacco retailers and inspectors in the store all the time. The state is letting the stores get up and running, then shut it down???? Don't be so niece, we all know why these head shops are here. Is it just coincidence all the store host are Muslim??? You might as well waste my taxes on kids huffing gas too.
  • by Belhaven on Mar 22, 2012 at 07:00 PM
    Why outlaw plants. People want to smoke this stuff let them. Why is it we have to create more ways to lock people up? Legalize Marijuana. Why not? Tax it to death. Treat it just like alcohol. Don't smoke or drink and drive. Let the stoners say home and I'll invest in Doritos.
  • by casey Location: hampstead on Mar 22, 2012 at 02:45 PM
    Expressions in Wilmington still sells it as well.. I wonder if it's just a ban in Onslow county?
  • by millie Location: greenville on Mar 22, 2012 at 09:32 AM
    I have learned a new drug today. What is spice other than synthetic marjuana?
  • by Just wondering on Mar 22, 2012 at 07:53 AM
    Why can Expressions in Greenville still sell it?
    • reply
      by anon on Mar 22, 2012 at 04:03 PM in reply to Just wondering
      They shouldn't be selling it. Spice is illegal all over north carolina.
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