Monday, April 8, 2013
Dabish Dabish, 35, is one of six defendants accused of selling the illegal drug out of their Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop.
A preliminary examination for six family members accused of selling K-2 and other illegal drugs from their Shelby Township businesses is on hold until May 1, because one of the defendants is seriously ill. The Oakland Press reports that Dabish Dabish, 35, was hospitalized last week. 41-A District Court Judge Douglas Shepherd ruled the illness "good cause" for adjournment, the newspaper reported. Faize Dabish, 63, of West Bloomfield; her sons Dabish Dabish, David Dabish, 39, and Derick Dabish, 31, of West Bloomfield and Sterling Heights; and grandsons Audrick Dabish, 18, and Dedrick Dabish, 17, both of Sterling Heights, all face charges related to sales out of their family-owned gas station and smoke shop. Read more:
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…
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 …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The national gas chain has asked local station owners to stop the sale of Spice and K2.
BP has become the latest company to ask its gas stations to stop selling Spice and K2—a synthetic drug that has generated much controversy throughout Michigan, and the country. In a letter sent Tuesday, Susan Hayden of BP asked local gas station owners to stop selling Spice and other products that are usually labeled as incense to "mask their intended purpose." "Beginning immediately, all BP-branded sites are prohibited from displaying, using, storing, offering or selling illegal drugs, or synthetic drugs produced to mimic illegal drugs, (including, but not limited to cannabinoids), or items that are intended or designed for use in ingesting, inhaling or otherwise consuming an illegal drug," Hayden wrote in the letter. "Prohibited items …
Dr. Sanford Vieder says 'synthetic marijuana' is a misnomer for the drug K2, now legally sold in Michigan stores.
Botsford Hospital's Emergency Trauma Center hasn't been deluged with patients suffering from the effects of smoking "Spice", also known as K2, but director Dr. Sanford Vieder has seen enough to support public calls to get the synthetic drug out of Michigan stores. "I think the public's kind of demanding that, and they should," he said, because the effects of the drug are so dramatic. Spice is legally sold in Michigan, because the compound is not specifically banned under state law. The substance is packaged as "incense", with wrappers that are generally labeled with warnings that it is not for consumption. State lawmakers and officials in Oakland County, Macomb County, West Bloomfield Township and Royal Oak have taken or are considering …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The emergency ordinance will make the sale or possession of K-2 a misdemeanor with penalties of $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail.
The West Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a ban on K-2—a synthetic marijuana sold and marketed as Spice. The emergency ordinance will make the sale or possession of K-2 a misdemeanor with penalties of $500 and/or up to 90 days in jail. Clerk Cathy Shaughnessy said the ordinance could be enforced as early as Tuesday. “We requested this ordinance be drafted after the overdose death of a Bloomfield Township teenager over the Memorial Day weekend,” wrote Shaughnessy and Trustee Howard Rosenberg in a June 1 memo to the board. “While we agree that federal and state legislation would be preferable to enacting a patchwork of local ordinances, we think that we can no longer wait for those legislative bodies to act …