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Shop Owner Arrested for Selling Synthetic Marijuana

Members arrested store owner Surjit Singh Dhillon after 170 packets of synthetic marijuana, the majority of which were found hidden above the ceiling tiles in a storage room in the back of the store.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. - A local shop owner is facing drug charges after investigators say he was caught selling synthetic marijuana out of his business in Franklin County.

Officials say on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 they executed a search warrant at the Molly Pitcher Mini-Mart on the 13000 block of Molly Pitcher Highway in Antrim Township.

Members arrested store owner Surjit Singh Dhillon after 170 packets of synthetic marijuana, the majority of which were found hidden above the ceiling tiles in a storage room in the back of the store. They also found a stolen handgun inside a drawer behind the counter.

Officials with the Franklin County Drug Task Force had been conducting surveillance on the business since fall of 2013 after numerous complaints from parents and concerned citizens.

The synthetic marijuana found consisted of the brand names “Hookah Blast” “Bizarro” and “The Funky Green Stuff”. Each was marked as herbal incense. Members say the street value of the amount seized is around $7,700.

Investigators say they also found glass smoking pipes, screens and other drug paraphernalia, financial documents, counterfeit “North Face” apparel, and a large quantity of U.S. currency.

Dhillon is charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, distribution of a designer drug, receiving stolen property, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned before District Justice Eyer and transported to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.

The Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin County District Attorney’s Office and the Chambersburg Borough Police assisted in this investigation.

 

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