Store busted selling synthetic marijuana in Forsyth County

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit confiscated 40 bags of possible synthetic marijuana April 4, as deputies conducted a search warrant at Save Money Food Mart, 3671 Hutchinson Road in Cumming.

Deputies found the synthetic marijuana hidden above a ceiling tile.

Enamul Haque, 53, of Lawrenceville, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Troy Embrey of the P.A.C.E. unit, said last week, a traffic stop resulted in the arrest of three people charged with possession of synthetic marijuana.

“All three claimed to have bought it here,” said Embrey.

That information was shared with the narcotics unit, who in December 2012 had cited Haque for a violation of Forsyth County Ordinance 118, which prohibits the selling of synthetic cannabinoids.

According to investigators, 170 bags of synthetic marijuana were also seized from the store in July 2012, when an administrative search authorized by Gov. Nathan Deal was conducted.

Sgt. Scotty Spriggs of the narcotics unit said because of the cooperation between the sheriff’s office units, they were able to make the arrest and seizure.

In addition to the synthetic marijuana, investigators seized nearly $2,100 in cash.

Haque was taken to Forsyth County Detention Center and is being held with no bond.

—Aldo Nahed