Cops Seize Over $1 Million Worth Of Spice

Jacksonville police say they have seized more than a million dollars worth of Spice after an undercover operation.

Police say they learned the now-illegal synthetic marijuana was being sold at The One Stop Shop on Corbin Road. They arrested an employee, Abdullah Saleh and seized almost $100,000 in Spice at the store.

Spice became illegal in North Carolina this summer.

Officers also learned that Spice was also being sold at Discount Tobacco on Western Boulevard. Owner Mohammed Dahmash was arrested and they seized $1,021,830 worth of Spice from Discount Tobacco.

Saleh was charged with selling a synthetic cannabinoid, delivery of a synthetic cannabinoid, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, distribute a synthetic cannabinoid. His bond was set at $33,000.

Damash was charged with trafficking synthetics, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling, selling within a 1000 feet of a daycare, and conspire to traffic in synthetics. His bond was set at $150,000.


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  • by TO David Location: Onslow on Sep 22, 2011 at 03:40 AM
    Her's an idea for you. You go out "pioneering". Hang out in the woods and sample the natural floral and fauna. Hey I'll be willing to bet that dried Poison ivy crushed and snorted would be a heck of a buzz. GO FORTH BE BOLD! Just when you die, do it in the woods so the buzzards can clean the carnage ok.
  • by David on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:09 PM
    Aint talking about meth tard that is a drug! bad for all! And ralphie where is your evidence? many deaths? wtf lol!! untold misery is a failed goverment!! The pharmacy companies want this to be illegal.. Oh the money they would lose if this were used properly!! GOD put it here not you. God put many natural plants on this earth that were to be used as medicine.
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      by errrrr not on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:55 PM in reply to David
      synthetic means man made, therefore not made 'by God' or 'in nature'. and spice IS dangerous, its made people really sick. maybe you should read the story, hit up wikipedia once or twice, THEN comment?
  • by john Location: obx on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:58 PM
    job well done jacksonville police!! the bond was to cheap though.
  • by Will do Location: Onslow on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:21 PM
    Bring me your guitars and all supplies. I will provide the man hours to refinish your guitar. Might take a week in betwen naps and paranoia episodes.
  • by Annonomus Location: any city usa on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:19 PM
    Legalize Marijuana and collect taxes on it. If it was not a crime and legal it would help the war on drugs come to an end. Just think instead of paying drug police we could collect taxes on it and use some of the proceeds to help people get off of drugs, WIN WIN situation.
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      by yeah!! on Sep 22, 2011 at 02:58 PM in reply to Annonomus
      you sound just like phillip morris advertising the quitline for smoking!
  • by David on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:19 PM
    yea sniffing glue etc. is so much better for people! Leave it alone, its all natural plants, herbs, roots,. Whats illegal next, your apple trees!
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      by ugh on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:58 PM in reply to David
      come on david, the word synthetic means the OPPOSITE of natural! by the way, per your defenition, cocaine is a natural substance, guess its harmless. so is ebene, a hallucinogenic, what about those mushrooms...i know people who almost died from those..natural does not mean 'safe' or 'healthy'. if i eat a pound of organic animal fat, it will still go to my arteries. use common sense and maybe do a little research before spouting off.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:13 PM
    Really- that stuff is sufficiently dangerous that immediate execution is called for with such quantities. That is enough to cause many many deaths and untold misery.
  • by Adrienne Location: enc on Sep 21, 2011 at 03:26 PM
    Could these two possibly be related? Also, I'd thought to see something about the kindergartner that took meth to school for show and tell--anyone else seen that anywhere?
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      by Jamie on Sep 22, 2011 at 08:50 AM in reply to Adrienne
      That was in Missouri! Unfortunately, I am from there, but I did see it. Missouri is one of the biggest meth producers. I can't believe the parent didn't see what the kid took.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 03:02 PM
    Great job Jacksonville Police. Lock them up and throw away the keys. But I know they will be home tonight doing the same ole thing again.
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