Loads of Drug Paraphernalia and Drug Test Cheat Kits Land Store Owner in Jail, GOODRICH, July 8, 2014 - On June 12, 2014, a search warrant was issued and executed for the Goodrich Valero as a result of synthetic marijuana allegedly being sold from the store. According to Sheriff Hammack, fake weed was being sold from the establishment just one day earlier (June 11). Hammack stated that during the search of the store no synthetic marijuana was located but the store clerk who sold the synthetic marijuana the previous was not at work during the time that the search warrant was served. Hammack says that the store did have synthetic urine, detox mouth wash and detox shampoo, which are all items used to defeat a drug test. Also located in the store were several hundred pipes commonly used to smoke marijuana, methamphetamine and crack cocaine, baggies in all sizes commonly used and seen by law enforcement in the distribution of all types of narcotics in the Polk County area, scales used in the weighing of narcotics for distribution and items used and seen in Polk County used in the concealment of illegal narcotics. Hammack advised with the overwhelming amount of items located in the store along with the items being sold to defeat drug tests, it was obvious that the store owner was selling these products which supported the use and sale of illegal narcotics in the Polk County area. Hammack further stated that the store owner says he sold the items because people wanted them and he had to supply the need. After confiscating the items from the store a meeting with the Polk County District Attorney's Office was held regarding charges to be leveled at store owner, Shaikh Farhan, 48, of Kingwood. It was determined that Farhan will be charged with delivery of drug paraphernalia and false drug test manufacture/delivery of substance/device to defeat drug test (both misdemeanors).
Sheriff Hammack said it’s hard enough to stem the use and sale of illegal narcotics in the Polk County area and even harder when a local business sell items used in the packaging, weighing and ingesting of illegal narcotics. Sheriff Deputies will be walking through the stores looking for items such as this and eight liner machines which are popping back up in the local convenience stores. Hammack encourages the general public to report anything they believe would constitute a crime involving any of the above listed illegal activities. The store employee at the store at the time advised they had been told to sell the items in question and did so out of fear of losing their jobs.
Units from the Polk County Sheriff's Office block both entrances at Valero in Goodrich on June 12, 2014 as detectives executed a search warrant of the business.
A Polk County Sheriff Detective unit parked at the entrance to Valero in Goodrich on June 12, 2014.
A detective confiscates a personal computer from Goodrich Valero on June 12, 2014.
Detectives confiscated hundreds of pipes for ingesting narcotics, scales for weighing narcotics, kits to beat a drug test and other drug paraphernalia.
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