Counterfeit Merchandise Raid in Marianna

A man on a student Visa from Turkey is in the Jackson County Jail on drug charges and other charges are pending.

The drug task force began investigating the store "Brothers Fashion" in the Glendale Plaza in Marianna after getting a tip that the business was trafficking in pirated copyrighted music and other illegal items.

Undercover officers went in several times over the last three months and bought pirated CD's from a man identified as Burga Demirel.

During a search of the business, investigators found more than a thousand pirated CD's and more than 100 counterfeit Nike shoes, along with about 20 grams of marijuana.

Demirel was arrested on drug charges while the investigation continues. Investigators say other arrests are very likely.