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RPSO: Arrests made in drug investigation at Alexandria business

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office joint investigation leads to the discovery of illegal marijuana sales.

A joint investigation with Louisiana State Alcohol Tobacco Control and Detectives with the RPSO Metro Division has led to the arrest of three employees at an Alexandria business.

On Jan. 23, 2012, a search warrant was executed at Dale's Food Mart Located at 1624 England Drive, Alexandria, La.  RPSO said numerous complaints had been received from the public that marijuana and synthetic marijuana were being sold from the business.  Metro Detectives along with ATC Agents searched the business and discovered marijuana, synthetic marijuana, a semi auto AK-47 type assault rifle, a hand gun and drug paraphernalia.

The store owner Abdel Zeidan and two employees were arrested on several narcotics charges and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.  All three subjects were later released on a $12,500.00 bond.  Metro detectives said the investigation is still ongoing to the illegal sales of synthetic marijuana in the Parish.

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