Three accused of selling marijuana at Raleigh convenience store
Posted January 21, 2014
Updated February 11
EDITOR'S NOTE: The charges against Manisha Yogeshkumar Patel and Karanjit Singh Sahota were dismissed and their criminal record of the charges were expunged.
RALEIGH, N.C. –Three people were arrested Tuesday following an investigation into synthetic marijuana sales at a Raleigh convenience store.
Manisha Yogeshkumar Patel, 44, of 1050 Kennicott Ave., Cary; Karanjit Singh Sahota, 30, of 2211-A Gorman St., Raleigh; and Ami Natvarlal Patel, 29, of 4113 Woodlake Place, Apt. C, Raleigh, were each charged with selling synthetic cannabinoids and possession with intent to sell and deliver synthetic cannabinoids in connection with the Jan. 14 search at Capital Food Mart, at 2929 Capital Blvd.
According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol Law Enforcement, special agents seized multiple packages of synthetic marijuana, four bottles of liquor, four bottles of unfortified wine, 90 counterfeit CDs and $493.
Sahota and Ami Patel work at the store, according to ALE.
Manisha Patel, the store's owner, also faces four additional charges: unauthorized possession of spirituous liquor, possessing for sale any alcoholic beverage without first obtaining the applicable ABC permit and revenue licenses, maintaining a building for the purpose of keeping and selling a controlled substance and possessing with the intent to sell less than 100 unauthorized CDs.