Abilene Convenience Store Closed Following Potpourri Investigation
KSAL Staff - Fri 01:54 PM 04/20/2012
The Drug Enforcement Unit for the Dickinson County Sheriff's Department and Abilene Police Department have closed a convenience store following an investigation into the sale of potpourri.
The Drug Enforcement Unit for the Dickinson County Sheriff's Department and Abilene Police Department closed Snacks convenience store on Thursday following an investigation into the sale of potpourri.
According to the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Adil M. Aslam for selling synthetic cannabinoids, also known as potpourri.
In March and April, Aslam allegedly sold to an undercover officer and a confidential informant packages containing two different types of synthetic cannabinoids, and pipes used to smoke the potpourri.
Agents executed a search warrant at Snacks convenience store at 2000 N. Buckeye in Abilene on Thursday. During the the search they seized 25 bags of potpourri and numerous glass smoking pipes and other items of drug paraphernalia.
Aslam was arrested and booked into the Dickinson County Jail. He could face numerous charges that include conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, three counts of sale of a controlled substance, four counts of felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving drug proceeds, and failure to obtain a Kansas drug tax stamp.
The investigation continues, and more arrests are expected.