New Arrest Linked To Larger Spice Bust

New Arrest Linked To Larger Spice Bust

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Yesterday, two more people were arrested for possession of spice. Harb Ahmad Jarad has connections to Tamer Foqahaa who was arrested two weeks ago for stashing over 400 pounds of the stuff in storage units. And Kerry Robbins was arrested in a traffic stop and found with over 500 grams of spice, five grams of marijuana and a loaded pistol.

“As long as it’s causing systemic violence in our community, as long as it’s a health hazard to the public, then we’re not going to back down,” says Rains.

Back when the drug was considered legal, stores were getting spice from China—and police knew it. But now, things have changed.

“However we’re starting to see a progression of the lack of barcodes on the packaging which means that this packaging looks professional, but that could be a domestic product and we have no idea what chemicals are on that product."

Spice is becoming more and more of a threat to our communities which is why Police Chief James Barber wants to pass new legislation that would allow him to more quickly close down the shops they suspect are selling spice.

As it is now, there’s a lot of red tape to go through, leaving the shop open for business, which could lead to more injuries or deaths that come with an increase in drug circulation.

Jarad, the one with ties to Tamer Faqahaa, has a business license, but it’s unclear whether that business might have been a convenience store that sold the spice held in those storage units.

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