Mohammad Sharif Yakubbhai Vahora, 39, and Ashraf Yakubbhai Vahora, 31, were arrested on charges of dealing in salvia or synthetic cannabinoid, dealing in a substance represented to be a controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance. All the charges are classified as Class D felonies.
Indiana State Excise Police began investigating the gas station the suspects worked at in July 2011 after a complaint was received alleging the store was selling synthetic marijuana.
“The arrest of these two individuals is consistent with the mission of the excise police, which is to ensure the safety of Indiana citizens, especially youth, by investigating the illegal distribution of dangerous substances like K2/Spice,” said Superintendent Matt Strittmatter in a news release statement. “The success of this investigation is due to the dedicated work of the excise officers.”
Anyone with information on businesses selling synthetic marijuana is urged to contact excise police at (812) 882-1292.