Courtesy Asheboro Police Department.
ASHEBORO, N.C. -- Officers seized about 3.5 pounds of synthetic cannabinoids from three Asheboro convenience stores.
The Asheboro Police Department and Randolph County Sheriff's Office were investigating the stores to make sure they were complying with a new law - effective July 1 - that bans synthetic drugs in North Carolina.
Investigators conducted the operation based on information they received from informants, surveillance and undercover officers.
The targeted stores included: The US Gas and Food on South Fayetteville Street, the Ready Mart #4 on East Salisbury Street and Midtown Package on North Fayetteville Street.
Deputies said the estimated 3.5 pounds of synthetic drugs seized from those businesses is valued at a $12,000.
Charges were filed against Samuel Bullins, Randall Meadows, Nicholas Graham, Odell Graham, Michael Ashley and Manoj Dhankhad.
They were charged with several offenses which included Selling of Synthetic Cannabinoid, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoid, Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoid, Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substance, and Conspiracy to Distribute Synthetic Cannabinoids.
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