Monday, February 4, 2013
Five members of the Dabish family are facing felony charges stemming from allegations that they sold synthetic marijuana and other drugs from their gas station and smoke shop in Shelby Township.
An organized effort to rally the community against the family accused of selling K2 and other drugs out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop began to manifest itself last weekend in the comments section of a Patch article concerning the case. From a boycott of the family's Shelby Township businesses, to a rally outside the 41A District Court in opposition of possible plea deals, readers offered a number of suggestions to publicize the case and call for justice. "As a community we need to rally against these hooligans and demand our local prosecutor to not accept any reduced pleas," wrote Sarah Franklin. "Nothing less than maximum incarceration is acceptable. Lets make sure as many of us as possible contact the Court and the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A West Bloomfield family faces felony charges stemming from allegations that they sold synthetic marijuana and other drugs from the Citgo Gas Station, now Express Gas, and Woodstock Smoke Shop in Shelby Township.
The case involving five family members accused of selling K2 and other drugs out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop has been postponed until March for purposes of discovery. The Dabish family – a mother, two sons and two grandsons – were arrested in October 2012 after Shelby Township police and federal agents raided the former Citgo Gas Station, now Express Gas, and Woodstock Smoke Shop on Van Dyke at 21 Mile Road. The family was scheduled for their preliminary exam Thursday before Judge Douglas P. Shepherd in 41-A District Court. Having previously waived their 14-day right to a preliminary examination, Shepherd approved defense attorney Ron Marsh's request to adjourn the exam to allow additional time for case information to …
Five family members are facing felony charges stemming from allegations that they sold synthetic marijuana and other drugs from the Citgo Gas Station, now Express Gas, and Woodstock Smoke Shop on Van Dyke in Shelby Township.
Five family members accused of selling K2 and other drugs out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop are due back in 41-A District Court Thursday for their preliminary trial. The Dabish family – a mother, two sons and two grandsons – were arrested in October 2012 after Shelby Township police and federal agents raided the former Citgo Gas Station, now Express Gas, and Woodstock Smoke Shop on Van Dyke at 21 Mile Road. Officers confiscated large quantities of the synthetic drug K2, also known as Spice, from both stores as well as a Sterling Heights storage unit following a search of the family's West Bloomfield and Sterling Heights homes. The owner of the gas station, Faize Dabish, 63, of West Bloomfield; her sons, David Dabish, 39…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Five people were arraigned on charges ranging from running a drug house out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop and selling illegal drugs.
SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Five family members accused of selling K2 and other drugs out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop have been arraigned in 41-A District Court Tuesday on several drug charges. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said the family, a mother, her two sons and two grandsons ran a drug enterprise out of the Citgo Gas Station and Woodstock Smoke Shop, which is about 100 feet away, on Van Dyke Avenue and 21 Mile Road. All five were released on a $10,000 personal bond except, Dabish Dabish, who was released on a $10,000 cash/surety bond and sent home with a tether. They are due back in court on Jan. 31, 2012 for a preliminary trial. “We’re excited to see them finally get into the court system,” said Shelby Township …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
West Bloomfield home searched by police and federal agents.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
A lot happened this past week, and we want to make sure you didn't miss a thing. Here are some of the biggest stories on Patch: Police and federal agents raided two businesses in Shelby Township suspected of selling K2 Wednesday morning and arrested five people, confiscated loads of the synthetic drug and forfeited thousands of dollars and several vehicles, according to Shelby-Utica Patch. At about 6 a.m., police and Drug Enforcement Agency officers executed search warrants at the Citgo Gas Station on Van Dyke Avenue and 21 Mile Road and at Woodstock Tobacco, which is in the adjoining plaza. Meanwhile, officers also searched the homes of the business owners in West Bloomfield and Sterling Heights. Over the Oct. 27-28 weekend, three deer…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Five arrested and drugs seized from business in Shelby Township owned by West Bloomfield resident.
Monday, June 18, 2012
The ban on the synthetic drugs would go into effect on July 1.
Critics of the synthetic drug known as K2 or Spice have been calling for a statewide ban on the substance, which can have powerful side effects. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law a ban on the drug, state Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) told Northville's city council Monday night. The substance has been sold legally because it is marketed as herbal incense or potpurri and is labeled "not for human consumption." The Detroit Free Press reports: "One of the bills updates the list of chemicals used to make synthetic drugs and would make them illegal to possess and sell. The ban would go into effect July 1." Other legislation would go into effect immediately and authorize the state to temporarily ban a substance if officials…
Monday, June 11, 2012
What do you want to know about Spice and other synthetic drugs? Our team of experts will be here live Tuesday with the answers.
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Monday, June 11, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Addiction team from the Brighton Center for Recovery Hospital answers viewers questions during live web chat. Check out the chat transcript.
It was a lively and infomative debate between viewers and a team of addiction specialists from the Brighton Center for Recovery Tuesday during the one-hour live web chat on about K2 on Patch.com. Dr. David Yanga, addictionoligist and family practitioner, along with John Furey, Brighton counseling supervisor and Scott Masi, Brighton addiction outreach specialist, were on hand from noon to 1 p.m. to field readers' questions. To read a transcript of the chat, click on the Cover It Live box. For more information, visit the Brighton Center for Recovery Hospital.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
With so much being said in the media about Spice, Patch takes a look at some cold hard facts about the synthetic drug. Also, listen to a young adult's first-hand account with the deadly substance.
It’s been cited as the cause of 18-year-old Bloomfield Township resident Oliver Smith’s death and is alleged to have influenced 19-year-old Farmington Hills resident Tucker Cipriano’s fatal attack on his family. It’s called Spice, or K2, but what exactly is this increasingly infamous substance? The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines “Spice,” as “a wide variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana (cannabis) and that are marketed as ‘safe,’ legal alternatives to that drug.” However, NIDA, law enforcement officials and doctors in the Metro Detroit area say the substance is anything but “safe.” Although Spice is commonly defined as “synthetic marijuana,” Dr. Sanford Vieder, director of Botsford Hospital's …