New Details In Large Spice Bust

New Details In Large Spice Bust

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Mobile, AL - Mobile Police reveal new details in court from that huge spice bust at storage facilities in Mobile back in May.  Tamer Foqahaa waived his right to a preliminary hearing today.  He’s the man police say was renting storage lockers filled with more than $1 million dollars worth of synthetic marijuana. 

Co-defendant Harb Jarad was in court today for his preliminary hearing.  An undercover officer testified he had gotten tips from a number of informants back in April that Foqahaa and Jarad were importing and distributing “large amounts” of spice into the Mobile area.  The officer said Jarad was seen on the Public Storage building’s security cameras at least three times over several weeks going to Foqahaa’s unit.

The officer testified Foqahaa, after being arrested and read his rights, said the spice was all his but Jarad knew what was in there.  Details of how the spice was distributed or how Jarad might have been involved weren’t discussed in court. 

Harb Jarad’s attorney argues the police have no evidence his client did anything illegal.  He says all police have are videos showing Jarad going to a place where drugs might have been.

“They don’t have any evidence he held this in his hand, bought,  sold, told someone he was going to sell it, none of that nothing,” says lawyer Skip Brutkiewicz.  Both Jarad’s case and Foqahaa’s case were sent to the grand jury. 

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