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Henderson Business Caught Selling Illegal Drugs And Drug Paraphernalia - 9/7/2017 -

PRESS RELEASE

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

September 7, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

Henderson Business Caught Selling Illegal Drugs And

Drug Paraphernalia

(St. Martinville, LA)-Yesterday morning, following an investigation by Narcotics Agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the assistance of the Henderson Police Department into reports of suspected illegal drug activity; Narcotics Agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the business of EZ Mart, Inc. located in the 1500 block of Henderson Hwy., in Henderson, LA. Agents obtained the search warrant following an undercover operation whereby a Narcotics Agent purchased illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia from the business.

Following the execution of the warrant, Agents found the store manager, Omar Azal Aljawi, 19, Cecilia, in possession of Amphetamines, Marijuana, and hundreds of items of drug paraphernalia. The drug paraphernalia included hundreds of marijuana pipes, meth pipes, plastic baggies, digital scales, hidden compartments and material used to smoke crack cocaine. Following the execution of the warrant, the store was temporarily closed until all drugs and drug paraphernalia were removed from the property.

Omar Azal Aljawi was arrested and charged as follows:

Possession of Schedule II CDS (Amphetamine)

Possession of Schedule I CDS (Marijuana)

Violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Law (Possession of CDS within 2,000 feet of a Religious Building "Drug Free Zone”)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above charges.

If you suspect illegal drug activity is occurring in your neighborhood, please call the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Tip Line at (337) 394-2626.

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