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Four charged in flea market raid in southeast Raleigh

Posted May 23, 2011 4:00 p.m. EDT
Updated May 23, 2011 5:42 p.m. EDT

— Four people were charged Sunday when state agents raided a flea market in southeast Raleigh and seized knockoff goods, authorities said Monday.

Agents with the Secretary of State's Office went through Watson's Flea Market, off Rock Quarry Road, on Sunday morning and confiscated a variety of counterfeit items bearing brand names and logos, agency spokeswoman Liz Proctor said.

Darnell Robbie Smith, 31, of 5048 Babbling Brook Drive in Raleigh, and Bakary Jammeh, 27, and Ismala Jammeh, 23, both of 4211-G Brockton Drive in Raleigh, were each charged with one count of criminal use of a counterfeit trademark.

Bakary and Ismala Jammeh also were charged with resisting a government officer.

Mbar Coudou Thiam, 51, of 3480 Macinac Island in Raleigh, was charged with resisting a government officer and assault on a government official.

Many of the booths at the flea market with suspected counterfeit items were abandoned as vendors fled during the raid, Proctor said.