Entrances to the Corner Shell were blocked (afternoon of October 13, 2011).
Fake Weed Bust at the Corner Shell, LIVINGSTON, October 14, 2011 - On the afternoon of October 13, 2011 an investigation into the distribution of synthetic marijuana was conducted at the corner Shell located at US-190 and FM-2457. Polk County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Detectives arrested store owner Moiz Tejani and charged him with delivery of a controlled substance (a first degree felony) and possession of a controlled substance (also a felony). Moiz Tejani tried to justify his actions claiming that the public demanded the illegal substances so he was therefore obligated to sell them. Detectives confiscated approximately 29 ounces of the illegal substance when they searched the store. Detectives advised other establishments in the county that are selling the controlled substance that their time is coming soon. The Sheriff's Office contends that the owners of these establishments who choose to sell the illegal substances are the same ones who sell our kids cigarettes and alcohol because their only concerned with making a dollar. All the stores in the county have been warned since the law outlawing synthetic marijuana went into effect on September 1st. Store owners, managers, and employees will be prosecuted if these items are bought from their stores that they are in at the time of the sell. INS and TABC will also be notified about the felony arrest at the corner Shell.
Lieutenant Andy Lowrie (left) carries a box of illegal substances out of the Corner Shell. Moiz Tejani (center) was placed under arrest for delivery of a controlled substance (Sergeant Jason Paske pictured at right).
Sergeant Jason Paske stands guard outside as the illegal drugs are seized by detectives inside the store.
Moiz Tejani is the Corner Shell owner and is now facing first degree felony charges.
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