Convenience store owner caught selling synthetic pot second time

Synthetic pot to be tested

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SWEETWATER, Fla. - The owner of the Quick Pik convenience store on West Flagler Street and 112th Avenue was arrested after reportedly admitting to selling synthetic marijuana.

The convenience store had been put under surveillance after several complaints of the alleged selling of the synthetic marijuana.

Police entered the convenience store after confirming a 19-year-old male left the store with alcohol.

When asked, Basheer Mustafa, the owner, reportedly said he did not ask the 19-year-old for identification.

Detectives then asked Mustafa if he was selling synthetic marijuana, and he reportedly said yes. Mustafa then showed the detectives approximately 600 bags of the synthetic marijuana and claimed he believed what he was selling was legal.

The synthetic marijuana found at the convenience store will be tested to see if the components in the bags are legal.

Mustafa was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor. 

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