Chipley Business Busted for Selling Fake Pot

CHIPLEY - The Washington County Drug Task Force wrapped up a several month-long investigation into allegations that a local business, Chipley Foodmart, or Inland Gas Station, was selling Illegal narcotics from the store.

Ahmad Shibly Raihan, part owner of the Chipley Foodmart, was arrested Tuesday while managing the store.

A search of the business led to the discovery of an amount of marijuana and synthetic marijuana concealed in the storage room.

The synthetic marijuana was individually packaged for sale under the label of "Scooby Snax Potpourri."

Synthetic marijuana is illegal to sell over the counter and for this reason it was not displayed in the store.

However it was sold in the store during normal business hours to select customers.

Raihan Shibly Ahmad was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail for the following charges:

Chief Crews stated, "The "synthetic marijuana" is an illegal substance that is commonly mistaken as being legal and has become a popular alternative for our young people to consume as opposed to cannabis.

If anyone knows of persons or businesses that are still selling synthetic marijuana to call the Chipley Police Department at 850-638-6310 or Crime Stoppers of Washington County at 850-638-TIPS.