On Tuesday afternoon, March 04, the Washington County Drug Task Force, which consists of the Chipley Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Department, concluded 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 of the business. 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:
Possession of Synthetic Narcotic with intent to sell X1
Possession of Marijuana
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. These substances are sold in stores as Pot Pourri in varying amounts and actually marketed as a fragrance but its real intent is to be consumed. The “synthetic marijuana” is extremely danger to our children and those who choose to consume this illegal substance. The Chipley Police Department has made efforts to rid our local stores of these substances. I ask that if anyone knows of persons or businesses that are still selling these substances or of any other criminal activity to report these activities to the Chipley Police Department at 850-638-6310 or to remain anonymous call the Crime Stoppers of Washington County at 850-638-TIPS.