They are now in the process of testing the powder. Authorities say Tariq Bayoud, 29, allowed officers to search his apartment, storage unit and his Middletown business called Trippy's Smoke Shop, also known as Jordan Smoke.
Hankison. They intercepted several shipments on Friday of suspected synthetic drugs, valued at nearly 100,000. It's not the first time police say that Bayoud has been charged. LMPD Metro Narcotics unit executed a search warrant on.
Hankison said. Authorities say the substance is being mixed with other substances and repackaged, making it dangerous. "People will get this in from overseas and they'll add their own narcotics to it or their own.
Trippy's Smoke Shop remains open. Bayoud denied the allegations against him and tells WDRB he's done nothing wrong. Copyright 2016 by WDRB Media. All rights reserved.
Hankison said. Court documents show in August 2015, he was charged with trafficking in a synthetic drugs and criminal simulation. I believe at that time that liquid spice was found in the store at that.
Hankison said. That case is still playing out in court. Bayoud is now charged again with trafficking in a synthetic drug as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. Authorities continue investigating this latest case.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB ) - A Louisville smoke shop is busted, and the owner is now facing charges. It happened on Friday afternoon after police received a drug complaint, leading them to the Oxmoor apartments off.
Flex unit detectives from LMPD 's 6th and 8th Division were in on the search and say they found suspected synthetic drugs. While WDRB was there, a UPS worker also dropped off another shipment that police.
The target of the investigation was actually seen leaving the leasing office with the package, and that's when he was detained, said Det. Brett Hankison with Louisville Metro Police. Police say they were at the apartment.