ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — A business owner and his business partner in Baldwin County were arrested after deputies conducted search warrants at the owner’s home and CBD business, according to officials with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. The arrests were the result of a year-long investigation by the Baldwin County Drug Task Force.

On Friday, July 9, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force executed two search warrants, where they found multiple types of drugs. One of the search warrants was for Brandon Stokes’, 28, home near Vance Lane in Fairhope. The second warrant was for Stokes’ business “The Casual Dispensary,” a CBD shop in Robertsdale.

“We ended up seizing several different drugs, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, marijuana,” said Lt. Andre Reid. “You name it, he had it.”

“He’s not just selling CBD,” said Reid. “This isn’t for back pain or for those who want to enjoy it lawfully. He was selling drugs out of his business.”

At Stoke’s home, deputies said they found cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, marijuana, firearms and drug paraphernalia. Deputies said they found marijuana at Stokes’ business, along with some items that were suspected of having a controlled substance. Those items will be sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to get tested, according to officials.

Stokes was charged with:

  • Trafficking in amphetamine
  • Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance x2
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana First-degree
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

A second man, Michah Dangelo, 22, who investigators identified as Stokes’ business partner, was charged with:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana Second-degree
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Investigators said they began looking into the store after receiving several complaints. A judge set a $70,000 bond for Stokes at a Monday hearing.

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