UPDATE (3/20) — Bond hearings were held Wednesday for the five people who were arrested in connection to the “Weed World Candies” van that was pulled over in Saraland on Monday.
According to the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, each person is charged with nine counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and one defendant is charged with a No Pistol Permit. Bonds were set at $5,000 for each Possession of a Controlled Substance, $2,000 for the Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and $1,500 for the No Pistol Permit. An arraignment will be held for these defendants on 3/25/19.
The names of the five people charged are Andre Sanders Ansley, Dante Miguel Hospedales, Jade Charmaine Brown, Nebef Nakh Ali, and Lataunya Mychael Williams.
SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) — Saraland Police vehicles could be seen on I-65 NB after they pulled over a “Weed World Candies” van Monday afternoon.
Saraland Police say they pulled over the vehicle and could smell marijuana. The police department reports that items found inside the vehicle tested positive for marijuana.
Police say there were five people inside the vehicle and all of them were arrested for possession of marijuana.
News 5 reached out to ‘Weed World Candies.’ We spoke to the company’s owner, Balil Muhammed.
He tells News 5 none of his company’s products contain THC so he is not sure why the five people in the company truck were arrested Monday afternoon. He says the truck was headed to the company’s headquarters in Atlanta.
According to the Weed World Candies website, the company was launched in 1999 with the goal to get marijuana and hemp legalized. The company tours around the country with “loud vehicles” to help promote the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana.
The company operates in several big cities that include New Orleans, New York, Miami and Atlanta.
The company has been on the radar of Gulf Coast law enforcement since at least 2015. Authorities in New Orleans tested its products for THC. Those results came back negative, according to WWL.
News 5 has reached out to the Saraland Police Department for more information on the five people arrested.
As soon as we learn their names, this article will be updated.