Monday, June 20, 2016

Bloomington Store Owner Charged After Allegedly Selling Synthetic Pot

Fifty-year-old Naiel Asad, of Peoria, has been charged with selling synthetic marijuana after Bloomington Police seized drugs, money, and over $40,000 from his Peoria residence and the Bloomington convenience store he owns. 

The drugs, commonly known as "spice" - a synthetic marijuana - were purchased by two undercover officers say out of the Price Rite Food Mart at 706 N. Clinton in Bloomington, according to local police. 

Officers seized large amounts of spice, two handguns, a vehicle, and 44 thousand dollars in cash. 

Asad is being charged with delivery of a controlled substance by a church and money laundering. 

His bond is currently set at $500,000. 

Information provided by The Pantagraph and various news outlets. 

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